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The Flying Deuces

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The Flying Deuces
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Release Date November 3, 1939
Language English
Studio Boris Morros Productions
Distributor RKO Radio Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Stan Stan Laurel
Ollie Oliver Hardy
Georgette Jean Parker
Francois Reginald Gardiner

The Flying Deuces is a 1939 comedy movie directed by A. Edward Sutherland. Stan and Ollie are on vacation in Paris. Ollie falls in love with Georgette, the hotelier's pretty daughter. When he proposes to her, he discovers she is married to the officer Francois. Out of disappointment and frustration, Ollie wants to drown himself in the Seine. He sees it as Stan's duty as a friend to drown himself with him. Then an officer appears, Georgette's fiancé Francois, unbeknownst to Ollie, and suggests that Ollie join the Foreign Legion so that he can forget his grief.

The following weapons were used in the film The Flying Deuces:


Berthier Mle. 1916 Carabine

Berthier Model 1916 Carabines are briefly seen carried by French legionnaires during archival footage.

Mousqueton Berthier Modèle 1892 Modifié 1916 - 8x50mmR Lebel
Legionnaires march with their shouldered Berthier carbines.

Berthier Mle. 1907/15

French Foreign Legionaries including Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) are mainly armed with the Berthier Mle. 1907/15 rifle.

Fusil Berthier Modèle 1907/15 - 8x50mmR Lebel
Stan carries his Berthier rifle.
"Pardon, monsieur."
Ollie shoulders his rifle during the disorder of the appeal. The ejecting hole of one Berthier is seen on the left held by a legionnaire.
The duo encounters Francois and the other superior officers.
The hangar guard's rifle is equipped with a Rosalie bayonet. Shortly after, he spots the duo and correctly fires three shots into the air to alert the entire garrison.

Lebel Mle. 1886

Some Lebel 1886 rifles are also used by the Legionaries.

Fusil Lebel Modèle 1886 - 8x50mmR Lebel
A Lebel is held by one legionnaire on the left.
The first row of legionnaires have Lebel rifles.


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.

After entering Georgette's room, Francois gets his holster in position...
...and unclips it.

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