Kommissar X – Drei gelbe Katzen is a 1966 Eurospy film written and co-directed by Rudolf Zehetgruber and Gianfranco Parolini. Filmed in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), it stars Tony Kendall, Brad Harris and Dan Vadis with Harris and Vadis doing their own stunt work. It is the second of seven films, loosely based on the 1961 Kommissar X #73 detective novel from the Pabel Moewig publishing house, though the original novel was set in Burma.
Tom Rowland from the New York Police Department is sent to Colombo to investigate the murder of a US embassy official killed protecting the daughter of a wealthy expatriate American landowner. At the same time New York Private Investigator Joe Walker has been hired by the landowner’s daughter to protect her father from being extorted for one million dollars. Through the Ceylon Police they discover a terrorist organisation known as the Three Golden Cats are responsible for both activities and a string of murders with the victims killed by karate blows or by biological chemicals.
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.
- Tony Kendall – Joe Louis Walker, aka Kommissar X
- Brad Harris – Captain Tom Rowland
- Ann Smyrner – Babs Lincoln
- Michèle Mahaut- Michèle
- Dan Vadis – King
- Siegfried Rauch – Nitro
- H.D. Kulatunga – Sunny
- Philippe Lemaire – Philip Dawson
- Erno Crisa – Baker
- Rudolf Zehetgruber (as Rolf Zehett) – Barrett
- A. Jayaratii – Insp. DaSilva
- Theo Maria Werner (as Werner Hauff) – Geldbote
- Paul Beckmann – Rogers
- Chandrika ‘Champa’ Liyanage – Photographer
Filming Locations in Sri Lanka
- Katukurunda airfield
- Katunayake Airport, Colombo
- Koggala airfield
- Mt. Lavinia Hotel
- Ratmalana Airport, Colombo