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Never So Few

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Never So Few
Never So Few-DVD.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by John Sturges
Release Date 1959
Language English
Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Tom Reynolds Frank Sinatra
Carla Vesari Gina Lollobrigida
Capt. Grey Travis Peter Lawford
Bill Ringa Steve McQueen
Capt. Danny De Mortimer Richard Johnson
Sgt. John Danforth Charles Bronson
Nikko Regas Paul Henreid
General Sloan Brian Donlevy
Sgt. Jim Norby Dean Jones
Traitor Billingsly Aki Aleong

Never So Few is a 1959 World War II drama directed by John Sturges and based on the novel by Tom T. Chamales. The film stars Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and Gina Lollobrigida.

The following weapons were used in the film Never So Few:


Colt M1911A1

US officers and NCOs in the film carry the M1911A1.

M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Traitor Billingsly (Aki Aleong) tries to grab the gun from a holster hanging on the bedpost.
Sgt. Jim Norby (Dean Jones) also carries the M1911A1.
Capt. Tom Reynolds (Frank Sinatra) fires his M1911A1.

Luger P08

A Japanese officer carries a Luger P08. Most likely standing in for the Nambu Type 14.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The Japanese officer (Clifford Kawada) holds a Luger P08 during a night attack.
Bill Ringa (Steve McQueen) is seen with the Luger in his holster.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

Burmese soldiers are seen armed with British Sten Mk II submachine guns.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A Burmese soldier (Mako) armed with a Sten gun.
Capt. Danny De Mortimer (Richard Johnson) uses the Sten.
Nautaung (Philip Ahn) silences a Japanese machine gun by using a Sten Mk II.
The Chinese lieutenant (Lawrence Ung) seizes the captain's gun from the table...
...and fires the submachine gun.

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is the preferred weapon of the US troops in the film. Bill Ringa (Steve McQueen) carries one with the stock removed.

M1928A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Cpt. Tom Reynolds (Frank Sinatra) is armed with an M1928A1.
Nautaung (Philip Ahn) takes a Thompson off a wounded soldier and fires it at the Japanese.
Sgt. John Danforth (Charles Bronson) fires his Thompson at Japanese machine gunners.
Bill Ringa (Steve McQueen) carries the Thompson submachine gun with mags taped together and stock removed.

MP 40

Japanese soldiers are incorrectly equipped with the MP 40.

MP 40 - 9x19mm


M1 Carbine

Burmese soldiers are also armed with the M1 Carbine.

M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
A soldier (George Takei) gives Capt. Reynolds (Frank Sinatra) his rifle during a night firefight.

M1903A3 Springfield

Many Burmese soldiers carry M1903A3 Springfields.

M1903A3 Springfield - .30-06

Machine Guns

Vickers Mark I

A Japanese machine gunner fires a Vickers Mark I.

Vickers Mk1 - .303 British

Nambu Type 99

Japanese soldiers are equipped with a Type 99 Light Machine Gun

Nambu Type 99 Light Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm
A Japanese soldier fires a Nambu Type 99.


Mk 2 hand grenade

The most commonly used hand grenade in the movie is the Mk 2 hand grenade.

Mk 2 hand grenade
Capt. Tom Reynolds (Frank Sinatra) preparing to throw grenades at the approaching Japanese soldiers.


M2 Mortar

Bill Ringa (Steve McQueen) uses an M2 Mortar against Japanese troops in an unorthodox fashion.

M2 Mortar - 60mm

M1 Mortar

In a Chinese weapons storage facility there are American M1 Mortar and M2 Mortars.

M1 Mortar - 81mm

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