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You Can't Win 'Em All

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You Can't Win 'Em All
Theatrical poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Peter Collinson
Release Date 1970
Language English
Studio Columbia Pictures
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Adam Dyer Tony Curtis
Josh Corey Charles Bronson
Aila Michèle Mercier
Osman Bey Grégoire Aslan
Colonel Elci Fikret Hakan
Reese Tony Bonner
Wollen Horst Janson
Bolek Leo Gordon

You Can't Win 'Em All is a 1970 British war adventure film directed by Peter Collinson, screenplay written by Leo Gordon (also an actor who appears in the film as Bolek). The story takes place in 1922 during the final phase of the Greco-Turkish War. Governor Osman Bey (Grégoire Aslan) hires a group of mercenaries who have in their ranks as well as two former U.S. Army soldiers Adam Dyer (Tony Curtis) and Josh Corey (Charles Bronson), entrust the task to protect his three daughters and a shipment of gold. The desire to seize of the treasure in addition to mercenaries, has also a bandits from the mountains, the Greeks army and also turkish colonel Elci (Fikret Hakan), commander of that accompanies the shipment. Princesses with their treasures is protects by a governess and body guard Aila (Michèle Mercier), which actually works for the new Republic of Turkey.

The following weapons were used in the film You Can't Win 'Em All:


Colt New Service

Josh Corey (Charles Bronson) used a Colt New Service revolver.

Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP (in moon clips).
Charles Bronson-S+W-YCWEA.jpg

Webley Mk VI Revolver

Colonel Elci (Fikret Hakan) pulls a Webley Mk VI revolver.

Webley Mk VI Revolver - .455 Webley
Fikret Hakan-Webley-MK VI Revolver.jpg

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

Aila (Michèle Mercier) is armed with a Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistol.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Michele Mercier-Mauser C96.jpg

Submachine guns

M1928A1 Thompson (as M1921 Thompson)

Various characters are seen with M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns. All SMGs is fitted with vertical foregrips and with a Cutts compensators removed, to make look it as the early Thompson M1921.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine, smooth barrel, and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Colt M1921A Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP, for comparision.
Bolek (Leo Gordon) shoot down of his submachine gun invaders on horses
Adam Dyer (Tony Curtis) fires off the train at attacking bandits. But SMG is other (rear sight is not simplified).
Josh Corey (Charles Bronson) with a submachine gun prevents Aila's treasure.


Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III

Greek soldiers fires from Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III rifles.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
Soldiers- SMLE-YCW.jpg

Mannlicher-Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Greek troops armed by Greek Model 1903 Carbine.

Greek Mannlicher-Schoenauer - 6.5 mm × 54 Mannlicher-Schönauer.
Greek Model 1903 Carbine.jpg

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles are the mainstay weapon of the turkish also greek soldiers.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
This particular rifle has Lange-Visier sight and carbine-length barrel. It is most likely original Gewehr 1898, converted to carbine.

Moukhala musket

The bandits in the mountains used various historical weapons, including Ottoman muskets.

Ottoman musket
Turkish bandit-flintlock rifle.jpg

Machine Guns

Lewis Machine Gun

Gunner Reese (Tony Bonner) by Lewis Machine Gun mowed down the attackers.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
Tony Bonner-Lewis Gun.jpg

Vickers MK1

Vickers Mark 1 Machine Gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
Bolek (Leo Gordon) did a Vickers MK1 machine gun control on the locomotive.
Gunner Reese (Tony Bonner) performs regular maintenance of the machine gun.
Ataturk's headquarters guards a soldiers with rifles and machine guns.


Hebel Flare Pistol model M1894

Greek officer gives the signal from Hebel Flare Pistol model M1894 to cease fire.

Hebel Flare Pistol M1894 - 26.5mm
Greek officer-l Flare Pistol.jpg

Schneider-Canet 75mm field gun M. 1906

Greek artillery used the Schneider-Canet 75mm field gun M. 1906

7.7 cm FK 96 n.A. Schneider.jpg
Schneider-Canet 75mm field gun M. 1906.jpg

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