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Pasha (Le Pacha)

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Pasha (Le Pacha)
Cinema poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Georges Lautner
Release Date 1968
Language French
Studio Gafer
Rizzoli Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Louis Joss Jean Gabin
Nathalie Villars Dany Carrel
Marcel Lurat aka Quinquin André Pousse
Inspector Marc Jean Gaven
Inspector Gouvion Robert Dalban
Inspector Alfred Frédéric de Pasquale
Léon Brunet Maurice Garrel
Émile Vergnes aka the Genoese André Weber
Léon Villars Henri Déus

Pasha (original title Le Pacha) is a 1968 French crime movie directed by Georges Lautner and starring Jean Gabin as Police commissioner Louis Joss, nicknamed "Pasha" among his colleagues.

The following weapons were used in the film Pasha (Le Pacha):


Colt Detective Special

A Colt Detective Special is a weapon of choice of Marcel Lurat aka Quinquin (André Pousse), the chief of a crime gang.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
A close view at Quinquin's revolver.
A view from the muzzle. The bullets can be seen in the cylinder.
After Quinquin fires several times, the number of bullets lessens. A rare accuracy of the movie makers!
Quinquin fires through the door of a car.
A muzzle flash is seen.
Quinquin holds his revolver in the final scene.

Mle 1892 Revolver

Mle 1892 Revolvers are carried by Émile the Genoese's henchmen during the train robbery.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8 x 27mm SR
Three revolvers and an unidentified pistol are seen on the table.
A henchman cleans a revolver.
Another view at the same scene.


MAB Model D

A MAB Model D is a service weapon of Commissioner Louis Joss (Jean Gabin).

MAB Model D Type II - .32 ACP
Joss draws his pistol.
He aims his pistol.
Joss bullies the petty criminal Abdel Schmil (Pierre Koulak).
Joss fires in the final scene.

Walther PPK

A Walther PPK is a personal weapon of Inspector Gouvion (Robert Dalban).

Walther PPK - 7.65 mm Browning aka .32 ACP
A Walther PPK is seen next to Gouvion's body.

Manufrance Le Francais

Nathalie Villars (Dany Carrel) carries a pocket pistol that appears to be a nickel plated Manufrance Le Francais Pocket.

Manufrance Le Francais Pocket pistol - .25 ACP‎
A Le Francais Pocket in Nathalie's bedside table.
Nathalie draws the pistol.
Nathalie holds the pistol.


Several of Émile the Genoese's henchmen are armed with M1911A1-style pistols.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
One of Émile's henchmen cleans his pistol.
Another view at the same character with M1911 in hand. One more pistol, three Mle 1892 Revolvers and a submachine gun are seen on the table.
A closer view at the pistol. Two SMGs are seen on table, one of them is a Beretta Model 38/44.

Luger P08

At least one of the criminals fire a Luger P08 during the final shootout.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A henchman at the left, disguised as a postman, fires his Luger.
A Luger is seen at the left.

Vis wz. 35

A nickel plated Vis wz. 35 is seen on the table together with three Mle 1892 Revolvers.

Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm - L side
Note that the safety appears to be on the slide, not on the frame.

Walther P38

In one scene a Walther P38 is seen in Arsène the Locksmith's (Gérard Buhr) house.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Wounded Arsène tires to reach his pistol.

Unidentified pistols

A police inspector (in the middle) holds a pistol.
Inspector Marc (Jean Gaven) fires his pistol during the final shootout.

Submachine Guns


Security guards carry MAT-49 SMGs in the opening scene.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A fragment of MAT-49 is seen.
A folded stock of MAT-49 is seen.


During the robbery of the armored car Quinquin (André Pousse) is briefly seen with a PPSh-41. PPSh is also seen in hands of a Quinquin's henchman during the final shootout.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Quinquin holds a PPSh.
Henchmen, disguised as postmen, fire PPSh and MP40.

Beretta Model 38A

Beretta Model 38A SMGs are used by several of Quinquin's henchmen during the final shootout.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
A henchman with Beretta Model 38A inspects the place of the ambush.
A henchman at the right carries a Beretta Model 38A.
He readies his weapon.
Another henchman fires his Beretta at police.
Another view at the Beretta Model 38A.

Beretta Model 38/42

Beretta Model 38/42 SMGs are used by several of Quinquin's henchmen during the final shootout.

Beretta Model 38/42 - 9x19mm
A henchman fires his Beretta Model 38/42. It can be identified due to its fluted barrel.

Beretta Model 38/44

Beretta Model 38/44 SMGs are used by both Quinquin's and Émile the Genoese's henchmen during the final shootout.

Beretta Model 38/44 - 9x19mm
A Beretta M38/44 is seen on the table when Émile's henchmen prepare for a robbery.
A Quinquin's henchman fires his SMG.
A close view at the Beretta Model 38/44 in hands of the henchman at the left. The one at the right is armed with a Beretta Model 38A.
Another view at the same gun.


Various criminals carry MP40 SMGs. In the final scene some policemen also are armed with MP40s.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Léon Brunet's driver-bodyguard (Marcel Bernier) holds an MP40.
Another view at the same scene.
One of Quinquin's henchmen with MP40.
A Quinquin's henchman fires an MP40 during the final shootout.
Henchmen, disguised as postmen, fire PPSh-41 and MP40.
Policemen also carry MP40s.
Policemen with Gevarm Type D4 and MP40 SMGs.


One of Quinquin's henchmen is armed with a MAS-38 SMG during the final shootout.

MAS-38 - 7.65x17mm
The man with MAS-38 ignites a smoke charge.

Gevarm Type D4

Gevarm Type D4 SMGs are used by the police during the final shootout.

Gevarm Type D4 - 9x19mm
Policemen with Gevarm SMGs.
A close view at a Gevarm.
One more view.

Sten Mk II

During the performance in cabaret Sten Mk II SMGs are seen in hands of dancers, dressed as WW2 era British soldiers.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A man with a Sten.
Two men hold a Sten and a Mauser rifle.


Mauser Rifle

During the performance in cabaret a Mauser rifle is seen in hands of an dancer, dressed as WW2 era soldier. It seems to be a full-length rifle, not a carbine.

Two men hold a Sten Mk II and a Mauser rifle.

Machine Guns

Chatellerault M1924/29

A Chatellerault M1924/29 is used by a Quinquin's henchman during the final shootout.

Chatellerault M1924/29 Light Machine Gun
The henchman with M24/29 machine gun. He ignites a smoke charge.
He readies to fire.

Other Weapons

M9 Bazooka

An M9 Bazooka is used by Horst Weiss (Dominique Zardi), Quinquin's henchman, during the robbery of the armored car.

M9 "Bazooka" - 2.36 inch
Horst Weiss readies his bazooka...
...and aims it at the armored car.

M2 Flamethrower

An M2 Flamethrower is used by Arsène the Locksmith (Gérard Buhr), Quinquin's henchman, during the robbery of the armored car.

M2 Flamethrower
Arsène readies his flamethrower.
A view at the reservoir.
Arsène aims.
A jet of fuel is fired...
...and ignited.


A M1921 Thompson is seen on the poster of a gangster movie.

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