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Grisbi (Touchez pas au grisbi)

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Grisbi (Touchez pas au grisbi)
Touchez pas au grisbi Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Jacques Becker
Release Date 1954
Language French
Studio Del Duca Films
Antares Produzione Cinematografica
Main Cast
Character Actor
Max Jean Gabin
Riton René Dary
Angelo Fraiser Lino Ventura
Pierrot Paul Frankeur
Lola Dora Doll
Josy Jeanne Moreau
Marco Michel Jourdan

Grisbi (original title Touchez pas au grisbi, literally "Hands Off the Loot"; UK release title Honour Among Thieves) is a 1954 French crime movie directed by Jacques Becker and starring Jean Gabin as a seasoned criminal Max. Lino Ventura got his first role in this movie, he appears as Angelo Fraiser, Max's archrival.

The following weapons were used in the film Grisbi (Touchez pas au grisbi):


Walther PP

Riton's (René Dary) personal weapon is a Walther PP.

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP
Riton draws his pistol.
Riton (at the right) carries the pistol tucked at his belt.

Colt Model 1903/1908

In one scene Marco (Michel Jourdan) uses a Colt Model 1903/1908 pistol.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
Marco holds Angelo's henchman at gunpoint.

MAB Model C

In one scene Max (Jean Gabin) is seen with a MAB Model C pistol in hand.

MAB Model C - .32 ACP
Max draws his pistol.
Max threatens two Angelo's henchmen.

Unidentified pistols

During the climactic scene three Angelo's henchmen are armed with various pistols that aren't seen clear enough to be identified.

The fat man in the middle holds a pistol that resembles a Walther P38 while two other pistols are barely seen.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

When Max and his companions plan to meet Angelo, Pierrot (Paul Frankeur) takes three Sten Mk II SMGs from a wine crate.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
Marco (Michel Jourdan), Max (Jean Gabin) and Pierrot (Paul Frankeur) with Stens.
A skeleton stock of Canadian Sten is seen.
Pierrot gives a Sten to Riton (René Dary). Next moments Stens switch to Thompsons.

Thompson M1A1

During the climactic scene instead of previously seen Stens Max and his companions are armed with two M1A1 Thompson SMGs. One of them is fitted with a M1921-style foregrip instead of handguard but the noted rear sight guard allows to identify it as M1A1.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Marco (Michel Jourdan) holds a Thompson. A foregrip and M1A1-style noted rear sight guard are seen.
A closer view of Marco's Thompson.
A close view of rear sight guard.
Max (Jean Gabin) fires Marco's SMG.
Riton (René Dary) with Thompson with foregrip and Pierrot (Paul Frankeur) with standard M1A1 fire at Angelo's car.
Now Riton and Pierrot change their SMGs.
Pierrot tries to reload his Thompson.
Pierrot holds standard M1A1 again.


Bastien (Angelo Dessy), Angelo's henchman, carries an MP40 during the climactic scene.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Bastien in the car with MP40 in hands.
Unfolded stock can be seen.
Bastien holds Max and Pierrot at gunpoint.

Other Weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate (Mockup)

During the climactic scene two of Angelo's henchmen use stick grenades that resemble Model 24 Stielhandgranates but rather are mockups. Angelo (Lino Ventura) himself is also seen with a grenade.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Angelo's henchmen ready the grenades. They looks like mockups rather than real weapons.
They throw grenades at Max's car.
Angelo is shot when he tries to throw a grenade. Unlike previously seen grenades, this one looks more like a real one.

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