|The Flying Deuces
|| United States|
||A. Edward Sutherland
||November 3, 1939
||RKO Radio Pictures
The Flying Deuces is a 1939 comedy movie directed by A. Edward Sutherland. Stan and Ollie are on vacation in Paris. There, Ollie falls in love with a charming young lady who is, however, married to François, a Foreign Legion officer. Then the disappointed Ollie decides to commit suicide - of course with Stan. François rescues the two and recruits them for the Legion. But somehow the boys are not made for the tough soldier life.
The following weapons were used in the film The Flying Deuces:
Berthier Mle 1907-15
French Foreign Legionaries inclduding Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) are mainly armed with the Berthier Model 1907-15 rifle.
Berthier Fusil Modèle 1907-15 - 8 x 50R mm Lebel
Stan carries his just received Berthier rifle.
Ollie shoulders his rifle during disorder of the appell.
The same scene without Ollie, note the ejecting hole on the left rifle.
The barracks guard with a Rosalie bayonet.
Lebel Mle 1886
Some Lebel 1886 rifles are also used by the Legionaries.
Lebel Modèle 1886 - 8x50Rmm
Full view of a Lebel on the left.
Lebel 1873/1892 Revolver Holster
Francois (Reginald Gardiner) and other French officers carry Lebel 1873/1892 Revolver Holsters. There is no way to tell if the Mle 1892 Revolvers are inside.
Francois unclip his holster.