Kommissar X – Operation Far East (1966)


Kommissar X – In den Klauen des goldenen Drachen (original title)


Agent Joe Walker: Operation Far East (USA)
So Darling, So Deadly (USA)
Las garras del dragón rojo (Spain)
Commissaire X dans les griffes du dragon d’or (France)

1966 Austria | Italy | Yugoslavia | Singapore
Direction: Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)
Actors: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Barbara Frey

Professor Akron is an inventor based in Singapore who creates the Eradicon; a jewel like filter for a laser weapon that dramatically improves its power and range as well as the ability to stop engines over long distances. Akron is given three days to accept a “blank cheque” from a criminal mastermind known as the Golden Dragon, but he contacts Interpol who arrange to send New York private detective Joe Walker and New York Police Captain Tom Rowland to Singapore to protect the professor, his attractive daughter and the Eradicon.

“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: Mladen Gutesa (as Bobby Gutesha)
Cinematography: Francesco Izzarelli
Edited by: Edmond Lozzi
Production Design: Niko Matul, Miodrag Nikolic
Art Direction: Miodrag Miric, Milan Todorovic
Costume Design: Jelisaveta Gobecki
Production companies:

  • Parnass Film
  • Cinesecolo
  • Avala Film
  • Cathay

Running time: 92 minutes