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Quiet American, The
The Quiet American is a 2002 co-production screen adaptation of the eponymous novel by Graham Greene. Directed by Phillip Noyce, the feature stars Michael Caine as Thomas Fowler, a British reporter in Saigon in early 1950s, and Brendan Fraser as Alden Pyle, an employee of the American mission.
The following weapons were used in the film The Quiet American:
In the scene in Phat Diem a French officer (Mathias Mlekuz) gives his M1911A1 to Fowler (Michael Caine). General The (Quang Hai) carries what appears to be a 1911 with pearl grips.
French soldiers carry MAT-49 SMGs in several scenes. In the scene on the watch tower a Vietnamese soldier holds a MAT-49 until Pyle (Brendan Fraser) disarms him.
Some of General The's soldiers carry Thompson M1928A1 SMGs.
Some of General The's soldiers also carry Thompson M1 or M1A1 SMGs.
Most French soldiers are armed with MAS-36 rifles. The second Vietnamese soldier in the scene on the watch tower has a MAS-36.
M1 Garands are seen in hands of General The's soldiers.
General The's soldiers also carry M1 Carbines.
French soldiers carry Chatellerault M1924/29 light machine guns.
Browning Automatic Rifle
What appears to be a Browning Automatic Rifle is briefly seen on a blockpost in General The's base.
Several Browning M2HB heavy machine guns are seen on General The's base. M2HBs are also mounted on French landing craft.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
Some French soldiers carry Mk 2 hand grenades.
A mortar is seen on French positions during the operation in Phat Diem. The movie was filmed in Vietnam so Soviet BM-37 Mortar or its Chinese version Type 53 is a possible (though not necessary) guess.
A pair of 105mm M2A1 howitzers (better known under post-1962 designation M101A1) are seen in General The's base.