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Penicka & Paraplícko
Pěnička a Paraplíčko (English: Penicka & Paraplícko) is a Czech crime comedy film directed by Jirí Sequens from 1970. It is the first of the four feature length films, which are sequel to the TV series The Sinful People of Prague. The story is set in the 1930s in Prague. Police detective Vacátko (Jaroslav Marvan) investigates the murder of criminal Toufar who is suspected in a bank robbery. Everything testify against another criminal, safecracker Pěnička (Radoslav Brzobohatý), who repented since his release from prison and even has an alibi for the murder. Pěnička's former mistress, a prostitute called "Paraplíčko" ("Little Umbrella") (Jirina Bohdalová) was involved with Toufar. Pěnička finds a shelter in the attic of building determined to resist to police until the last bullet.
The following weapons were used in the film Penicka & Paraplícko:
When Pěnička (Radoslav Brzobohatý) barricades himself in the attic of the apartment building, he holds a Nagant M1895 revolver. This is a post-1930 version with angular front sight. The ejector rod extends at its full length which is sometimes seen on well-worn Nagants where the fastening of the rod was loosened.
MAS Mle 1892
After first shots at police, Pěnička's revolver switches from a Nagant M1895 to a MAS Mle 1892 revolver. In the very beginning of the movie Toufar (uncredited) holds an Mle 1892 during his fight with Pěnička, so possibly the latter takes this gun from dead Toufar and could have two revolvers in the climactic scene.
Prague's criminal police inspectors Bružek (Josef Bláha) and Bouše (Josef Vinklár) are armed with CZ 27 pistols.
The police commissioner (Bohuslav Cáp) in charge of the police intervention unit is armed with a CZ 38 pistol.
When the said police commissioner is seen on the street, he holds a Sauer 38H instead of the CZ 38 that is seen in his hands in the scenes inside the building.
VZ-24 Czech Mauser
The personnel of the Prague's riot police unit are armed with VZ-24 Czech Mauser rifles. Some difference between the finish of the stocks can be seen: the rifles with laminated stocks are WWII era production under German control.
The 'Sinful People of Prague' Series
- The Matches of a Beautiful Dragoon (1971)
- The Death of Black King (1972)
- A murder in Hotel Excelsior (1973)