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Viva Maria!

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Viva Maria!
Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italia
Directed by Louis Malle
Release Date 1965
Language English
Studio Nouvelles Éditions de Films (NEF)
Les Productions Artistes Associés
Vides Cinematografica
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maria Fitzgerald O'Malley Brigitte Bardot
Maria II. Jeanne Moreau
Flores George Hamilton
Mme Diogène Paulette Dubost
The Great Rodolfo Claudio Brook
Rodríguez Carlos López Moctezuma

Viva Maria! is a 1965 French - Italian comedy western film directed by Louis Malle. Starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau.

The following weapons were used in the movie Viva Maria!:


Colt Bisley

A Peon pulls the Colt Bisley revolver from a "safe hiding place".

Bisley model Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel - 45 Colt.
Peon-SAA-Colt Bisley-detail.jpg

Colt New Service

The Mexican soldiers and also some rebels carry Colt New Service revolvers.

Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP (in moon clips).
Soldier-Colt .38 revolver.jpg
Peons-Smith & Wesson model M1917.jpg


Winchester Model 1894

The Winchester Model 1894 is heavily used by both sides of the Mexican revolution.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
Maria I. (Brigitte Bardot) did warning shot at Ródrigueze's gunmen.
The Great Rodolfo (Claudio Brook) fired his Winchester.
Maria II. (Jeanne Moreau) first time loads the rifle.
Artists firing from the rifles, after he joins the revolution.
Both Marias fired simultaneously.

Winchester Model 1892

The rebels confiscates in the landowner´s armory also some Winchester Model 1892s.

Winchester 1892 -.32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
The muscular Werther (Poldo Benandi) lead rebels in the armory.
Peon shoots from a newly acquired rifle.

M24 Serbian Mauser

Mexican soldiers and a few rebels carry the M24 Serbian Mauser rifles mocked as 1936 Mexican Mauser.

Serbian M24 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Soldiers-Mauser rifle.jpg
Peons-Mauser rifle.jpg

Machine Guns

Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun

Soldiers defend barricade also with one Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun (right).

M1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun with Tripod
Soldiers-Hotchkiss machine gun.jpg

Maxim M1910

Both sides use Maxim machine guns.

Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount, w/o shield - 7.62x54mmR
Soldiers-Hotchkiss machine gun.jpg

Vickers MK1 Machine Gun

A Vickers MK1 Machine Gun is mocked up as a fictional "Skyton-Babbit Model 1907" machine gun.

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun
Maria I. uses the Vickers gun to kill Ródriguez's guards. reducing the parlor to shreds in the process.

Fantasy Weapons

Bent barrel gun

The Great Rodolfo (Claudio Brook) finds one of his special rifles is badly bent after an explosion - he doesn't throw it out, ...
... but attaches a mirror to the barrel and uses result to shoot around corners. He manages to beat the German Krummlauf device by 35 years.

Hand grenades

F1 hand grenade style

A rebel has on his belt red garnet, which resembles the shape of anachronistic French F1 hand grenade.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.

Mills Bomb style grenade

Ródriguez uses an unidentified grenade that closely resembles am anachronistic British Mills Bomb, however there are distinct differences in appearance.

File:Carlos López Moctezuma-Mk 1 Mills bomb.jpg
Ródriguez throws a Mills Bomb style grenade at Marie.

Model 39 Eihandgranate style

A trained pigeon dropping unidentified grenade that closely resembles to anachronistic German Model 39 Eihandgranate on the army positions.

The Model 39 Eihandgranate hand grenade


"Lamarre" Mle 1877

Maria uses a "Lamarre" Mle 1877 grenade to destroyed the howitzer.

Lamarre Mle 1877 Illumination grenade.

Mountain Howitzer

Soldiers use a mountain howitzer to control the valley.

Soldiers-6- pounder howitzer.jpg
Maria I. uses the howitzer to silence a machine-gun position

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