later Jerry Cotton crime film still packs a punch for fans of series
This film (English title DEADLY SHOTS ON BROADWAY) is the last of the eight German-made Jerry Cotton crime films starring George Nader, according to the IMDB. It doesn't offer anything new, but delivers the usual uniquely German spin on the hard-boiled crime film--supposedly set in the US and with a few location shots spliced in here and there, but ALWAYS looking and feeling completely European. Director Harald Reinl, who made so many fantastic westerns and crime films, creates a nicely seedy feel in many scenes, although the fisticuffs are not particularly convincing. George Nader, as always, looks cool and suave yet tough. He was a fantastic leading man and a multi-talented person and he is very much missed. Like all the color Cotton films, this one uses a garish color scheme in the interiors that fits the pulp origins of the character/series. Heidy Bohlen is an attractive leading lady (also seen in THE CORRUPT ONES and THE LONG SWIFT SWORD OF SIGFRIED), but no one really stands out in the rest of the cast. Overall, this is worthwhile to fans of the Jerry Cotton series, but those new to the series might want to see OPERATION HURRICANE FRIDAY NOON or DEATH IN A RED JAGUAR or MURDER CLUB OF BROOKLYN first. Were any of those novels ever translated into English? I'd love to read one...
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