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Secret of the Chinese Carnation (Das Geheimnis der chinesischen Nelke), The
The Secret of the Chinese Carnation (Das Geheimnis der chinesischen Nelke) is a 1964 German-French-Italian B&W spy thriller directed by Rudolf Zehetgruber and based on the novel "The Chinese Carnation" by Louis Weinert-Wilton. Prof. Wilkens who discovered a new type of fuel is murdered. He was able to send the microfilm with the formula to his niece Susan (Olga Schoberova) in time. Susan together with the private detective Donald Ramsey (Brad Harris) struggle against the agents of Reginald Sheridan (Paul Dahlke), director of the oil company that would be out of business due to Wilkens' invention. Meanwhile British Secret Service also hunts for the microfilm.
The movie was shot at the Barrandov Studios in Prague.
Note: the HD version of the movie is released in 1920x1080px but with very wide (more than a quarter of the overall width!) black bars on both sides. They are cropped on the screenshots below hence the non-standard aspect ratio.
The following weapons were used in the film The Secret of the Chinese Carnation (Das Geheimnis der chinesischen Nelke):
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Brooks' henchman Slim (uncredited) carries a British Constabulary revolver, a Belgian version of Webley RIC.
FN Model 1906-style Pistol
An FN Model 1906-style pocket pistol is Donald Ramsey's (Brad Harris) handgun. Same looking pocket pistols are also seen in hands of Mary Lou's henchmen and Secret Service operatives.
Speranzo (Klaus Kinski) carries a Pistole M37, German issued version of Hungarian Femaru 37M. This version is identified by the thumb safety. A Femaru 37M is also used by Sheridan's agent Brooks (uncredited). Brooks' pistol is seen only from the right so it's hard to say if this is same Pistole M37 model or an original 37M but probably a single prop is reused throughout the movie.
FN Model 1910
Dr. Cecil Wilkens' (Dietmar Schönherr) handgun is an FN Model 1910. In one scene he gives his pistol to Susan Bexter (Olga Schoberová). In the final scene Mary Lou (Dominique Boschero) holds this gun.
What is supposed to be a Walther PP is briefly seen in hands of Brooks (uncredited). In the climactic scene Cecil Wilkens (Dietmar Schönherr) disarms Lieutenant Legget (Horst Frank) of his pistol that seems to be a Walther PP.
During the staged release of kidnapped professor Bexter, an unnamed Brooks' henchman holds a Walther PPK.
A Secret Service operative holds a Sauer 38H pistol when he and his partner come to help to Legget and Ramsey. Later the same character is seen with a CZ 52 (see below).
A Secret Service operative holds a CZ 52 pistol when he tries to arrest Speranzo.
Star compact pistol
In the scene in Mary Lou's office Ramsey orders her henchman to drop the gun. The pistol is a compact 1911-style gun with visible external extractor and without the grip safety, so one of the Star 1911 compact models seems to be a good guess. Star Model S fits best for 1960s.
In one scene Lieutenant Legget (Horst Frank) carries a pistol in shoulder holster. Only the heel of the grip is seen. It's hardly the Walther PP that Legget carries later.
Double Barreled Shotgun
Several Double Barreled Shotguns are seen on the wall in Cecil Wilkens' cottage.
Unidentified hand grenades
In the final scene Speranzo (Klaus Kinski) uses a hand grenade that has the same BZE39 fuze as the German Model 39 Eihandgranate, but unlike M39 it has the fragmentation sleeve (while a fragmentation sleeve was adopted for M39 grenade, it looks very different). Possibly the grenade body is a kind of replica.
Except for two abovementioned grenades, three more large fragmentation hand grenades of unclear model are seen in Speranzo's briefcase. Possibly these grenades are mockups.