|The Terrible People
(Die Bande des Schreckens)
Original German Poster
| West Germany
|Chief Inspector Long
|Lord Godley Long
|Sir Archibald Morton
|Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
The Terrible People (Die Bande des Schreckens ("The Band of Terror") is a 1960 German detective movie directed by Harald Reinl and adapted from the 1926 novel by Edgar Wallace. Clay Shelton is sentenced to death penalty for his crimes. Before the execution he swears to return after the death and take the lives of everyone who participated in his arrest and trial.
The film is the third installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972) adapted from the novels of Edgar Wallace.
Note: the HD version of the movie is released in 1920x1080px but with very wide (a quarter of the overall width!) black bars on both sides. They are cropped on the screenshots below hence the non-standard aspect ratio.
WARNING! Major spoilers ahead!
The following weapons were used in the film The Terrible People (Die Bande des Schreckens):
NHM Model 9 Revolver
Snub nose revolvers, seen in hands of Clay Shelton (Otto Collin), Monkford (Karl-Georg Saebisch), Henry (Ulrich Beiger), and Chief Inspector Long (Joachim Fuchsberger), are NHM Model 9 gas-firing revolvers.
NHM Model 9 Type 1 blank-firing revolver - 9mm K
Banker Monkford hears the alarm and draws the revolver from the drawer.
Clay Shelton fires at a constable.
Monkford knocks the gun out of Shelton's hand with a well-aimed shot.
Henry holds Long at gunpoint in the climactic scene.
Henry's revolver on the floor.
Henry tries to reach the gun.
Chief Inspector Long with Henry's revolver.
In the climactic scene false Clay Shelton (whose identity is revealed at last as (SPOILER! Highlight to see description)Mrs. Revelstoke (Elisabeth Flickenschildt)) holds an unidentified revolver. This is not the NHM Model 9, as this revolver has thinner barrel without the rib and diferent ejector rod, but it may be an NHM Model 6 that is also seen in several other movies of the Edgar Wallace films series.
For comparison: NHM Model 6 blank firing revolver - .22 blank and gas
False Clay Shelton holds a revolver.
The shadow of the gun reveals the outline.
Chief Inspector Long (Joachim Fuchsberger) carries a Walther PP pistol. In the climactic scene Long's pistol falls in hands of Richard Cravel (Alf Marholm).
War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
Long draws his pistol during the ambush on the road.
Another view of Long's pistol in the same scene.
Long puts the pistol in shoulder holster.
Long draws the pistol in the scene with Alice Cravel.
Long's pistol on the floor in the climactic scene. Note the lack of the magazine (that doesn't prevent Cravel from "shooting" the gun).
Cravel with Long's Walther and Henry with NHM Model 9 revolver.
Cravel holds Long at gunpoint.
Sergeant Rouch (Günther Hauer) holds a Walther PP with the slide, locked in the rear position, as it can be seen by the shadow of the gun - the thin barrel protruding from the slide.
Lee-Enfield Hunting Rifle
A shooter (uncredited) who ambushed Chief Inspector Long's car on the road is armed with a Lee-Enfield hunting rifle with the stock in Mannlicher-Schoenauer style.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
For comparison: Mannlicher-Schoenauer Carbine
The muzzle and the front sight are seen.
A slightly blurry view of the barrel.
The rifle near the dead shooter. The Lee-Enfield magazine and bolt are seen.
Telephone Handset Assassination Device
Richard Cravel (Alf Marholm) creates a shooting telephone handset as a trap for Chief Inspector Long.
Long finds out the trap...
...and uses the shooting device against Cravel.