Kommissar X – Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill (1966)


Kommissar X – Jagd auf Unbekannt (original title)


Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill (UK)
Kiss Kiss… Kill Kill (USA TV title)
Comisario X (Spain)
Le commissaire X traque les chiens verts (France)

1965 West Germany | Italy | Yugoslavia
Direction: Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)
Actors: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Maria Perschy

Two American crimefighters from New York City find themselves in Yugoslavia. Private Eye Jo Walker is on the trail of a missing nuclear scientist whilst NYPD Captain Tom Rowland is training a local police force. Their paths cross on a path of pretty girls and frequent murders leading to an evil mastermind named Oberon. Oberon has murdered his business partners and has amassed a collection of radioactive gold bullion on an island in the Adriatic guarded by a private army of hypnotised women.

“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
Costume Design: Jelisaveta Gobecki (as Betty Gobec), Else Heckmann
Production companies:

  • Parnass
  • Metheus Film
  • Avala Film

Running time: 92 minutes