Kommissar X – Death Trip (1967)


Kommissar X – Drei grüne Hunde (original title)

Death Trip (UK dubbed title) (USA DVD title)
Kill Me Gently (USA dubbed version)
Soft Kill (USA bootleg title)
Comisario X y los tres perros verdes (Spain)
Commissaire X: Halte au L.S.D. (France)

1967 West Germany | Italy | France | Lebanon | Hungary
Direction: Rudolf Zehetgruber, Gianfranco Parolini
Actors: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Olga Schoberová

New York Police Department Captain Rowland travels to Istanbul to bring a shipment of LSD to be used by the American armed forces stationed in Turkey for undisclosed purposes. When the shipment is stolen by a local and ancient criminal organisation known as “the Green Hounds”, Rowland teams up with private eye Joe Walker to recover the shipment.

“Kommissar X” is a private detective named Joe Louis Walker (from a series of German crime fiction books) who was a counterpart of the German crime fiction FBI Special Agent Jerry Cotton. Between 1965 and 1971 seven Kommissar X films were made with Tony Kendall as the laid back swinging New York City private eye Joe Walker balanced against the serious muscular New York City Police Captain Tom Rowland played by Brad Harris.

With the international success of the films of Ian Fleming’s James Bond and the German Jerry Cotton (played by George Nader) series, seven Kommissar X films were made. These films were not only released internationally but became a staple of American television movies in the mid-1960s when American stations sought colour films to show.

1965: Kommissar X – Jagd auf Unbekannt – Hunt for the Unknown | Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill
1966: Kommissar X – In den Klauen des goldenen Drachen – Operation Far East
1967: Kommissar X – Drei gelbe Katzen – Three Yellow Cats
1967: Kommissar X – Drei grüne Hunde – Death Trip
1968: Kommissar X – Drei blaue Panther (de) – Three Blue Panthers
1969: Kommissar X – Drei goldene Schlangen – Three Golden Serpents
1971: Kommissar X – jagt die roten Tiger – FBI: Operation Pakistan


Music: Francesco De Masi
Cinematography: Angelo Lotti
Edited by: Edmond Lozzi
Art Direction: Daniel Gilbert, Niko Matul
Production companies:

  • Parnass Film
  • Cinesecolo
  • Comptoir Français du Film Production (CFFP)
  • Kassar Film (in collaboration with)
  • Hungarofilm (in collaboration with)
  • Film Ventures International (FVI) (uncredited)
  • Park Lane Films (uncredited)

Running time: 93 minutes