|Stawka wieksza niz zycie
|Telewizja Polska (TVP)
|War / Espionage
|1966 - 1968
|No. of Seasons
|No. of Episodes
Stawka wieksza niz zycie (English: More Than Life at Stake) is a Polish produced war espionage television series directed by Janusz Morgenstern, which ran from 1967 - 1968. It tells the story of the Polish intelligence officer Stanislav Kolicki alias Julek (Stanislaw Mikulski), who is sent to Nazi Germany as a secret agent J-23 instead captured Abwehr officer Hans Kloss. His rival and main negative character is a Gestapo officer Hermann Brunner (Emil Karewicz). In each episode are his ally and also adversary the beautiful women, represented by the famous Polish actresses (Janina Boronska, Iga Cembrzynska, Barbara Soltysik, Joanna Jedryka, Lidia Korsakówna, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Anna Seniuk, Aleksandra Zawieruszanka, Barbara Brylska). In Eastern Europe had become a cult TV series, that was replacing viewers stories of James Bond.
Capt. Hans Kloss (Stanislaw Mikulski) holds a Luger P08
Chief Board Gebhardt (Henryk Bak
) fired on Capt. Kloss from a gun in the park.
Anne-Marie Elken (Barbara Horawianka
) got into a car with Ring´s gun, by which shot one SS-man of his suite.
SS-sturmbanführer Brunner (Emil Karewicz) has Hans Kloss on the sights of his pistol.
Walther P38 pistol
Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
SS-sturmbanführer Hermann Brunner (Emil Karewicz) uses as service gun a Walther P38
SS-sturmführer Hans Stadtke (Mieczyslaw Stoor) in a shootout with a defenders of the secret radio.
Director Löbler (Tadeusz Bartosik
) trying to shoot Kloss on the roof of Hotel Excelsior.
General Wierlinger (Seweryn Butrym) was assassinated by the Gestapo by a shot in a back.
Capt. Kloss (Stanislaw Mikulski) holds a gun to the head of Lt Stolp (Wojciech Duriasz)
Jeanne Mole (Lidia Korsakówna) shoots the traitor in the ranks of resistance fighters.
SS-sturmbahnführer Dehne (August Kowalczyk) has a gun under his pillow always ready.
Walther PP pistol
War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Gestapo Agent "Wolf" (Boguslaw Sochnacki
) already missed firing on the resistance fighters.
MAPF Unique mod 10
Lepco Fire-Arms pistol - .25 ACP
Inga (Barbara Brylska
) disarmed Anne-Marie and handed the gun to Capt. Kloss.
Tokarev TT-33 pistol
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
SS-man reciprocates firing a resistance fighters from his MP40
The radio operator Irena (Janina Boronska
) mowed a SS-men by doses of submachine gun.
Resistance fighter Jacek (Andrzej May
) fires from a submachine gun out the window.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
German officer views a captured Soviet submachine gun.
PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Sten Mk II
Colt 1921 Thompson
Colt M1921AC Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP.
The black American solider is armed by a Thompson submachine gun.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier patrolling with a rifle on his back.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine
Soviet Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Polish soldier on the street carries a carbine in his hand.
Lee-Enfield No.4 rifle
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during World War II.
Over/Under Sporting Shotgun
Otto Seelig O/U - 12 gauge.
AK-47s are seen several times in the hands of Polish soldiers and paratroopers, possibly standing in for the Sturmgewehr 44.
AK-47, Type III - 7.62x39mm
A Polish paratrooper fires an AK-47 assault rifle.
MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with 75-round ammo drum
SS patrol with MG34
machine gun on the sidecar.
MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Partisans attacked a German military convoy of machine gun fire.
German soldiers defend a bridge with their MG42
Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Polish soldiers carrying Maxim M1910/30
machine guns on boats across the river.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
SS-man throws a hand grenades at the Polish radio operators.
Hans Kloss eqipped by a handgrenades in his belt.
F-1 hand grenade
F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
Soviet T-34-85 tank.
The Tiger I tanks are actually converted T-34 tank.