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Five Gates to Hell

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Five Gates to Hell
Theatrical poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by James Clavell
Release Date 1959
Language English
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Athena Roberts Dolores Michaels
Joy Patricia Owens
Chen Pamok Neville Brand
Dr. John Richter Ken Scott
Susette Nancy Kulp
Chioko Nobu McCarthy
Gung Sa Benson Fong
Greta Gerry Gaylor
Sister Maria Shirley Knight
Yvette Greta Chi

Five Gates to Hell (1959) is adventure war drama that followed two doctors, seven nurses and one nun who are kidnapped by guerrillas during the war in French Indochina. The reason is to save the dying commander of fighters. Efforts to rescue the commander's life but it does not work out. Women are exploited to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers. Later when most partisans go into action, tries to escape. Starred Dolores Michaels, Patricia Owens and Neville Brand. The film was directed by James Clavell, the author/screenwriter/director who himself was a POW during World War II and later became well known for his epic novels set in Asia and later were adapted into such successful television miniseries such as Shogun.

The following weapons were used in the film Five Gates to Hell:

Colt M1911A1

Chen Pamok (Neville Brand) and his deputy officer Gung Sa (Benson Fong) carry a Colt M1911A1 pistols. This gun seized also Athena Roberts (Dolores Michaels) and Joy (Patricia Owens).

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Chen Pamok (Neville Brand) with his Colt M1911A1 in hand.
Gung Sa (Benson Fong) pulls his pistol from holster.
Chen aims a gun at Dr. John Richter (Ken Scott) (right).
Athena Roberts (Dolores Michaels) seized Chen's pistol.

M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun"

Several main characters are seen using a M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun".

M3 "Grease Gun" .45 ACP. The later model M3A1 would eliminate the crank lever for cocking the bolt, and instead used a simple hole in the bolt for the shooter to use their finger.
Chen Pamok (Neville Brand) (left) with his submachine gun.
M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun" is seen in hand of most guerillas.
Dr. Jacques Minelle (John Morley) fired loot SMG.
Athena (Dolores Michaels) fired a submachine gun.
Susette (Nancy Kulp) (right) with SMG in hand.
Sister Maria (Shirley Knight) (right) holds M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun".
Joy (Patricia Owens) has a problem with her gun.
Greta (Gerry Gaylor) fired without problems.
Chioko (Nobu McCarthy) in fight with SMG in her hand.


Several guerilla men carry MP40s. This submachine gun holds in some scene also Chioko (Nobu McCarthy) and Yvette (Greta Chi).

MP40 - 9mm
Vietnamesse guerilla with MP40 in his hand.
Chioko (Nobu McCarthy) (right) carries also this SMG.
Yvette (Greta Chi) (left) with MP40 slung over her schoulder.

M1 Carbine

Some Chen's men are armed with a M1 Carbines.

Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with Birch Stock, Adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine.

Browning M1917

Browning M1917 machine gun is seen at the guerilla's guard post on a road.

Browning M1917A machine gun .30-06 with tripod and ammo box

Mk 2 hand grenade

Various characters in movie are seen carry the Mk 2 hand grenades.

Mk 2 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Chen Pamok (Neville Brand) carries hand grenades hung on his belt.
Athena Roberts (Dolores Michaels) with a grenade on her chest.
Greta (Gerry Gaylor) also owned a pair of Mk 2 hand grenades.

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