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General Died at Dawn, The
The General Died at Dawn is a 1936 B&W adventure movie directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll and Akim Tamiroff. During the Chinese Civil War in the 1930s, an American adventurer O'Hara (Cooper) is hired to transport a large sum of cash to Shanghai where Mr. Wu (Digges) needs the money to buy smuggled guns and arm his men against Gen. Yang (Tamiroff), whose troops pillage the province. Another adventurer in Yang's service, Peter Perrie (Hall), plans to deceive O'Hara and get the money from him. A key figure in the plan is Perrie's daughter Judy.
The following weapons were used in the film The General Died at Dawn:
Colt Police Positive
A Colt Police Positive is O'Hara's (Gary Cooper) personal handgun until he is disarmed by Yang's soldiers.
Colt Model 1903
When O'Hara (Gary Cooper) appears in Shanghai, Mr. Wu (Dudley Digges) gives him a nickel plated Colt Model 1903. Judy Perrie (Madeleine Carroll) briefly holds O'Hara's pistol, and then Leach (J.M. Kerrigan) takes it. Wu is also seen with another pistol, a blued one.
Mauser Model 1910
Peter Perrie (Porter Hall) owns a Mauser Model 1910 pocket pistol. Judy Perrie (Madeleine Carroll) holds this pistol in one scene. Later Perrie's pistol is seen in hands of Leach (J.M. Kerrigan) and at last passes to O'Hara (Gary Cooper).
General Yang (Akim Tamiroff), his German military advisor (Hans Fuerberg), and chief bodyguard Oxford (Philip Ahn) carry Luger P08 pistols. Most of Yang's guards are armed with Luger P08 Artillery Model pistols. In the climactic, scene Brighton (William Frawley) manages to get an Artillery Luger.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
General Yang's soldiers are armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles with Seitengewehr 98 sword bayonets. O'Hara (Gary Cooper) briefly holds a rifle taken from a soldier in one scene.
Colt Model 1895
General Yang's troops use Colt Model 1895 machine guns.
General Yang's troops also use Maxim MG08 machine guns.
An MG08/15 machine gun is seen in Yang's car in the opening scene.