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Framed 1975 Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Phil Karlson
Release Date 1975
Studio Paramount Pictures
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ron Lewis Joe Don Baker
Susan Barrett Conny Van Dyke
Vince Greeson Gabriel Dell
Sal Viccarrone John Marley
Sgt. Sam Perry Brock Peters
Lt./Sheriff Tad Bundy John Larch
Morello Warren J. Kemmerling
Andrew Ney Joshua Bryant

Framed is a 1975 American crime neo noir, the final directorial work of Phil Karlson, starring Joe Don Baker and Conny Van Dyke. A professional gambler Ron Lewis (Baker) returns home at night when someone fires at his car. A police officer confronts Lewis as he arrives at home, showing clear intentions to kill Ron, but he himself dies in the ensuing fight. Despite all Ron's claims that it was self-defense, he is sentenced to prison with the strange inaction of his lawyer. His girlfriend is being assaulted and threatened into not giving Ron any help. After being released from prison after four years, Ron returns home with the intention of finding out who framed him and why.

The following weapons were used in the film Framed:


Colt Python

Frank (Paul Mantee), one of the thugs hired to kidnap Lewis, is armed with a Colt Python with 4" barrel. Ron Lewis (Joe Don Baker) disarms Frank and then uses the Python till the final of the movie.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
Ron picks up Frank's revolver.
Ron threatens to shoot off Frank's ear.
A close-up of the barrel.
Ron interrogates Frank.
Rom aims the revolver at Senator Tatum (Walter Brooke).
Ron aims at Mayor Morello (Warren J. Kemmerling) in the climactic scene.
Ron holds Morello at gunpoint, demandind the code of the safe box.
The grip of the Python is seen.
Ron Lewis (Joe Don Baker) holds the Colt Python of a French lobby card.

Colt Python Snub Nose

Snub nose Colt Pythons are used by Lewis' former cellmate Vince Greeson (Gabriel Dell), the second of the two hitmen (both uncredited) who broke in Lewis' house, and a mysterious man who fired at Lewis' car in the opening scene (later it is revealed that this character is SPOILER! Highlight to see description)Senator Tatum (Walter Brooke)).

Colt Python Snub Nose with 2.5" barrel - .357 Magnum
The mysterious man fires at Lewis' car during the encounter on the night road. His revolver is seen very briefly, but judging by the short barrel with the distinctive ventilated barrel rib and full underlag, this is probably a snub nose Python.
The second hitman fires at Sgt. Sam Perry.
Ron Lewis (Joe Don Baker) briefly holds Vince's revolver when the duo sneaks into Morello's house.
Vince aims his revolver at the district attorney Andrew Ney (Joshua Bryant).
Vince aims his revolver at Morello.
Another view of the same scene.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolvers are service sidearms of most police officers, including Lt. Tad Bundy (John Larch), Sgt. Sam Perry (Brock Peters), Deputies Haskins (Roy Jenson) and Wilson (Lloyd Tatum). Frank (Paul Mantee) is armed with an S&W Model 15 when he and Dewey assault Susan Barrett.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 with factory Magna slimline grips - .38 Special
Deputy Haskins aims his revolver at Ron Lewis.
Haskins orders Lewis to get into the car under the threat of the gun.
Tad Bundy picks up Haskins' revolver while studying the crime scene. He carefully picks up the gun, threading a pencil through the trigger guard, in full accordance with the correct handling of evidence... and next moment leaves his fingerprints on the grip.
Bundy hands the revolver to Sam Perry. The grip of Bundy's own holstered revolver is also seen.
A shadow of Frank's revolver is seen on the wall, revealing the outlines of the gun.
Frank threatens Susan Barrett (Conny Van Dyke).
Frank and Dewey aim a S&W Model 15 and a snub nose Smith & Wesson Model 10HB at Susan.
Sam Perry holds his revolver during the shootout at Lewis' house.
Sam Perry carries his revolver in holster.

Smith & Wesson Model 10HB Snub Nose

Frank's accomplice Dewey (Hunter von Leer) is armed with a snub nose Smith & Wesson Model 10HB revolver. The first of the two hitmen (both uncredited) who broke in Lewis' house holds a revolver that is also supposed to be an S&W Model 10HB Snub Nose. Sgt. Nate Bickford (H.B. Haggerty) carries a snub nose revolver in holster. His revolver also seems to be a snub nose Model 10 but with wide grips, unlike Dewey's and the hitman's guns.

Smith & Wesson Model 10HB snub nose revolver - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special. Early Model
Dewey holds his revolver at Susan's head.
Frank and Dewey aim a Smith & Wesson Model 15 and a snub nose Smith & Wesson Model 10HB at Susan.
The wide grip of Bickford's holstered revolver is seen.
The hitman is gunned down by Sam Perry.
Dewey aims his revolver at Ron Lewis during the kidnapping.
Dewey holds his revolver at Ron's head. The grip is seen.
Dewey cocks the hammer.
The 6-shot cylinder is seen.
A good view of Dewey's revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

In the climactic scene in Mayor Morello's house, Deputy Allison (Lawrence Montaigne) holds a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Deputy Allison breaks into the room with his revolver in hands. The plain sights of the revolver allow to differ it from the S&W Model 15 that is common from other police officers.
Allison aims at Ron Lewis and Vince Greeson.
He gets a bullet and drops the gun.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Frank's accomplice Gary (Les Lannom) is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. Vince Greeson (Gabriel Dell) holds an S&W snub nose revolver when he meets Lewis in his house (in the following scenes Vince uses a snub nose Colt Python that he brought for Ron). Vince's gun is seen only in distance but seems to be a Model 36 rather than a Model 10HB Snub Nose.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Vince carries the revolver tucked into his belt. The grip is seen.
Not very good but still the best view of Vince's revolver. It's hard to say for sure if the cylinder is 5- or 6-shot but the lack of the gap between the frame and the cylinder allow to tend to Model 36. Despite the revolver looks bright on the screenshot, it is blued, not nickel plated, and the shine is a glare from lighting.
Gary aims his revolver at Ron.
Gary's revolver is seen at the bottom left.

Other Weapons

Tear Gas Grenade

One of the prison guards throws a tear gas grenade into Lewis' cell in order to punish him for disobeying.

The gas grenade hangs on the prison guard's belt.
The guard prepares to throw the grenade into the cell.

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