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Kommissar X - Drei gelbe Katzen (1966)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | April 1966 (Austria)
(1967) Tony Kendall, Brad Harris. Two Yanks are hired to protect a rich lady from a sinister underworld group. Lots of jungle thrills, martial arts, ancient temples, huge explosions, & even... See full summary »

Directors:

Rudolf Zehetgruber, Gianfranco Parolini (uncredited)

Writers:

Rudolf Zehetgruber (screenplay), Paul Alfred Müller (based on a novel by) (as Bert F. Island)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Kendall ... Jo Louis Walker / 'Kommissar X'
Brad Harris ... Capt. Tom Rowland
Ann Smyrner ... Babs Lincoln
Dan Vadis ... King
Siegfried Rauch ... Nitro
H.D. Kulatunga H.D. Kulatunga ... Sunny (as H.D. Kalatunga)
Michèle Mahaut Michèle Mahaut ... Michèle
Philippe Lemaire ... Philip Dawson
Erno Crisa ... Baker (as Erno Grisa)
A. Jayarati A. Jayarati ... Insp. DaSilva (as A. Jayaratna)
Rudolf Zehetgruber Rudolf Zehetgruber ... Barrett (as Rolf Zehett)
Theo Maria Werner Theo Maria Werner ... Geldbote (as Werner Hauff)
Paul Beckmann Paul Beckmann ... Rogers (as Paul Eeckmann)
Joe Abey Joe Abey ... Insp. Khamar
Chandrika 'Champa' Liyanage Chandrika 'Champa' Liyanage ... Photographer Champa (as Chandrika Liyanage)
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(1967) Tony Kendall, Brad Harris. Two Yanks are hired to protect a rich lady from a sinister underworld group. Lots of jungle thrills, martial arts, ancient temples, huge explosions, & even sci-fi elements. Watch for Harris' great karate fight inside a crumbling temple, surrounded by masked members of an ancient sect. A cross between James Bond and Indiana Jones. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

Austria | France | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

April 1966 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick See more »

Filming Locations:

Katukurunda airfield, Sri Lanka See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Ann Smyrner was confined to bed for a week while shooting in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) after she contracted blood poisoning. See more »

Soundtracks

Joe Walker
Song by Bobby Guitecha
Sung by Angelina Monti
Published by Ariola Eurodisc
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Meh....
29 September 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Imagine you want to make a James Bond-style film but you cannot afford to get the best actors, the best writing or the best stunts....then you would be imagining a "Kommissar X" movie. This series of movies was made by a German production company and starred an Italian guy as Agent Jo Louis Walker (Tony Kendall) and an American (body builder Brad Harris) as his sidekick, Captain Tom Rowland. The pair travel the world fighting baddies and keeping the world safe.

In "Death is Nimble, Death is Quick" ("Kommissar X-Deri Gelbe Katzen", literally, Commissar X and the Three Yellow Cats), the pair of heroes are hired to protect a rich woman from various thugs who have followed her all the way to the jungles of Ceylon (since it's been renamed Sri Lanka). They particularly want the Captain, as one of the bodyguards for the lady had been given a death blow by some martial arts expert...and the Captain is an expert in these fighting arts. He suspects a crime organization called 'The Golden Cats' is responsible.

This is a pretty ordinary adventure film and nothing makes it stand out in any way. The action is okay but after a while there is a sameness to much of the fighting and killing (aside from the poison gas in the car scene). Not bad...not very good either...a perfect example of a time-passer, though it is nice that they filmed it in Singapore. For a more interesting Bond-wannabe, I prefer the George Nader 'Jerry Cotton' films.

By the way, on one copy of this film I found on YouTube, it's dubbed into English. However, about 2/3 of the way through the film, about five minutes is in German. I have no idea why, though the movie was originally in German.


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