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Poppies Are Also Flowers

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Poppies Are Also Flowers
Poppies Are Also Flowers-Poster.jpg
Original Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
FRA.jpg France
AUT.jpg Austria
Directed by Terence Young
Release Date 1966
Distributor ABC
Main Cast
Character Actor
Coley Jones E.G. Marshall
Sam Lincoln Trevor Howard
Linda Benson Angie Dickinson
Colonel Salem Yul Brynner
Salah Rahman Khan Hugh Griffith
Inspector Mosca Marcello Mastroianni
Superintendent Roche Georges Géret
Serge Marko Gilbert Roland
Martin Harold Sakata
Dr. Rad Omar Sharif

Poppies Are Also Flowers (also known as The Poppy Is Also a Flower, Danger Grows Wild and The Opium Connection) is a 1966 made for TV adventure movie directed by Terence Young and based on an idea by Ian Fleming. An international group of anti-narcotics agents struggles against drug traffic in the Middle East and Europe.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Poppies Are Also Flowers:


Smith & Wesson Military & Police Revolver

Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolvers are used in the opening scene by Benson (Stephen Boyd) and his men. Later M&P revolvers are carried by several of Colonel Salem's officers.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
Benson fires his revolver.
Benson's assistant with his revolver.
A brigand with revolver.
Two of Colonel Salem's officers, disguised as nomads, arrest Salah Rahman Khan (Hugh Griffith).


Mauser 1910 Pocket Pistol

A Mauser 1910 Pocket Pistol is used by Linda Benson (Angie Dickinson) in the scene in Tehran hotel.

1910 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 6.35mm
Linda Benson holds Coley Jones (E.G. Marshall) at gunpoint.
Another view of the pistol.
Linda Benson with her pistol in hand.
Linda Benson (Angie Dickinson) holds a Mauser pocket pistol on a promotional image.

Colt Model 1903

A Colt Model 1903 is Coley Jones' (E.G. Marshall) personal weapon. In the scene in the Tehran hotel the pistol is taken from Jones by Linda Benson (Angie Dickinson). In the final scene Linda Benson holds the pistol herself and then returns it to Jones. Martin (Harold Sakata) also is armed with a Colt 1903.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
Martin (Harold Sakata) aims his pistol at Sam Lincoln (Trevor Howard).
The same scene on a promotional image. The pistol is seen better here.
Linda Benson with her Mauser Pocket Pistol and Jones' pistol.
Linda Benson hits Martin (Harold Sakata) with the grip of Jones' pistol in the final scene.
Jones gets his pistol back.

MAB Model D Type II

In the final scene, Coley Jones (E.G. Marshall) uses a MAB Model D Type II pistol.

MAB Model D Type II - .32 ACP
Jones holds his pistol.
Jones puts the pistol back in its holster.
Coley Jones (E.G. Marshall) holds his pistol on a promotional image.


An M1911A1 is the personal weapon of Colonel Salem (Yul Brynner). Captain Vanderbilt's (Anthony Quayle) pistol is also supposed to be an M1911.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Captain Vanderbilt (Anthony Quayle) with his pistol.
Colonel Salem with M1911 tucked into his belt.

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

Several of Colonel Salem's soldiers carry M1A1 Thompson SMGs.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Several men hold Thompsons including the one at the right.
A barrel of a Thompson is seen at the right.

Unidentified SMGs

Several of Colonel Salem's soldiers carry submachine guns that aren't identified. Some ideas about them can be find on Discussion page.

A man on the left carries an SMG on his back.
A man on the left holds an SMG.


M1 Garand

During several scenes in the Iranian desert, M1 Garand rifles are seen in hands of both Salah Rahman Khan's brigands and Colonel Salem's soldiers.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
A brigand fires his Garand.
Brigands with Garands.
Colonel Salem's soldiers, disguised as nomads, carry Garands.
A barrel of a Garand is seen on the left.

Lee-Enfield rifle

During several scenes in the Iranian desert, Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles are seen in the hands of various brigands.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
A brigand holds an SMLE rifle in the opening scene.
A barrel of an SMLE rifle is seen behind Galam Khan (Jean-Claude Pascal).

At least one of Colonel Salem's men carries a rifle that looks like a Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British

Unidentified sporterized rifle

During several scenes in the Iranian desert sporterized rifles, supposedly Mausers, are carried by various brigands and drug traders.

German-style Mauser 98 Sporter Model B - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A brigand with sporterized rifle is seen behind Benson (Stephen Boyd).
A brigand (Paolo Magalotti) hits Benson with the buttstock of his rifle.
A brigand with a sporterized rifle is seen behind Galam Khan (Jean-Claude Pascal). Next to him another brigand carries an SMLE.
The barrel of a sporterized rifle.

Various unidentified rifles

Various rifles are seen during the scenes in the Iranian desert. These scenes were filmed in Iran, so the rifles (or some of them) may be of VZ-98/29 Persian Mauser model.

Guards with bayonets affixed rifles are seen in the background.
A Mauser rifle is seen on the back of one of Colonel Salem's men.
A brigand with a rifle is seen at the left.
A brigand on the left carries a rifle.
A man with a Mauser-style rifle is seen behind Colonel Salem.

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