- Kommissar X
Kommissar X or Commissioner X is a German
crime fictionseries of books from the Pabel Moewig publishing house. "Kommissar X" is a private detectivenamed Joe Louis Walker who was a counterpart of the German crime fiction FBI Special Agent Jerry Cotton. In addition to the vast collection of books, between 1965 and 1971 seven Kommissar X films with Tony Kendall (actor)as the laid back swinging New York City private eyeJoe Walker balanced against the serious muscular New York City Police CaptainTom Rowland played by Brad Harris.
The Kommissar X series of crime novels were written by Bert F. Island whose real name was Paul Alfred Mueller (18 October 1901-1 January 1970).www.hinternet.de/weblog/2005/02/crime-surf-bert-f-island] Beginning in 1959, Island wrote 620 "Kommissar X" books.
With the international success of the films of
Ian Fleming's James Bondand the German Jerry Cotton(played by George Nader) series, seven Commissioner X films mostly written and directed by Gianfranco Paroliniand starring Tony Kendallas private detectiveJoe Walker and Brad Harrisas New York City PoliceLieutenant Tom Rowland were made. These films were not only released internationally but became a staple of American television movies in the mid 1960's when American stations sought colour films to show.
The films were
* "Hunt for the Unknown"/"Kiss Kiss Kill Kill" (1965)
* "Three Yellow Cats"/"Death is Nimble, Death is Quick" (1966)
* "So Darling So Deadly" (1966)
* "Death Trip" (1967)
* "Three Blue Panthers"/"Kill Panther Kill" (1968)
* "Three Golden Serpents"/"The Island of Lost Girls (1969)
* "FBI: Operation Pakistan" (1971)
The first three Kommissar X films have been released in the United States but in the same faded and English dubbed versions that were on American television in the
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