Death is Nimble, Death is Quick / Operazione tre gatti gialli (1966)

3.0 out of 5

Sri Lankan culture and a mildly climatic Karate fight to the death make for an exotic Eurospy with an added Martial Art film layer, in this addition to the Kommissar X series. The Karate theme is a lot of fun, and the fight scene choreography is of exceptional quality. In addition, there is a surprising and impressive handling of the sets towards the latter part, helping to appease anyone that may’ve been bothered by the film’s sometimes busy and hard to follow story.

Despite too many cigarette jokes that miss the mark, the movie is a good example as to how the common pairing between Tony Kendall and Brad Harris can start to have a growing effect on the viewer, inducing the viewer to want to track down other filmed efforts between the action couple.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics