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Crimson Circle, The
The Crimson Circle (German title Der rote Kreis, Danish title Den blodrøde cirkel) is a 1960 German-Danish detective movie directed by Jurgen Roland and adapted from the 1922 novel by Edgar Wallace. A league of ruthless blackmailers and murderers known as The Crimson Circle terrorises London. Chief Inspector Parr (Karl-Georg Saebisch) and private investigator Derrick Yale (Klausjürgen Wussow) team against the gang.
The film is the second installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972) adapted from the novels of Edgar Wallace. It became so successful that the producers purchased the film rights for all available Wallace novels.
Note: the HD version of the movie is released in 1920x1080px but with black bars on both sides. They are cropped on the screenshots below hence the non-standard aspect ratio.
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
The following weapons were used in the film The Crimson Circle:
FN Model 1922
FN Model 1922 pistols are seen in hands of Chief Inspector Parr (Karl-Georg Saebisch), private investigator Derrick Yale (Klausjürgen Wussow), Sergeant Haggett (Eddi Arent), and Thalia Drummond (Renate Ewert). Probably a single gun is reused throughout the movie. It has wooden grips, common for the pistols made during the Nazi occupation of Belgium.
In the scene in the sculptor's studio Parr draws his FN 1922 that then switches to an unidentified revolver, seen very briefly and unclear. A kidnapper whose identity is revealed at the end as (SPOILER! Highlight to see description) Leslie Osborne (Ulrich Beiger)) holds a revolver that is supposed to be the same prop reused.
Sergeant Johnson (Albert Watson) holds a Walther P38 in one scene. In the climactic scene a P38 is used by Froyant (Fritz Rasp).
Double Barreled Shotgun
James Beardmore (Alfred Schlageter) takes a double barreled shotgun when he spots a suspicious shadow near his house.