Death in the red jaguar

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German title Death in the red jaguar
Original title Death in the red jaguar / La morte in jaguar rossa
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Country of production Federal Republic of Germany , Italy
Publishing year 1968
length 91 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Harald Reinl
script Alex Berg
production Constantin Film ,
Allianz Film ( Heinz Willeg ),
Cinematografica Associati
music Peter Thomas
camera Franz X. Lederle
cut Hermann Haller

Death in a Red Jaguar is the seventh film in the Jerry Cotton series from the 1960s.


An organization sends paid contract killers to all states of the USA. After the murder of Ann Gordon and her young daughter Jane, Jerry Cotton flies to San Francisco, where most of these contract killings have so far been committed.

Together with private detective Sam Parker, he investigates Ann Gordon's husband Francis and Peter Carp, whose accountant was murdered by the organization. At the last moment, Cotton prevents Carp's wife from being murdered. A detailed questioning of the contract killer fails because another member of the organization shoots the killer. His remarks to Linda Carp lead to the trail of the neurologist Dr. Saunders.

Jerry Cotton now plays the decoy and lets Dr. Saunders order his assassination. But he wants to get Ria Payne, Parker's assistant, out of the way first. When the murder of her fails, they can turn the hit man around and get on the boss's trail.

Production notes

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The film was shot from March 4, 1968 to April 30, 1968 in West Berlin in the Ufa-Filmatelier Berlin-Tempelhof . The outdoor shots were taken in the Turbinenhalle in Moabit , in the Märkisches Viertel , in the Hansaviertel , in Gropiusstadt , the Falkenhagener Feld and at the Hansatheater as well as near Stadtallendorf , in the basalt quarry near Nieder-Ofleiden.

Los Angeles is mentioned as the setting several times in the film, although the events take place in San Francisco. The airport there and the Golden Gate Bridge appear several times in the picture.

The film was mass-launched in theaters on August 14, 1968. The German version was created by Karlheinz Brunnemann . Gert Günther Hoffmann , who had appeared in earlier films and dubbed Kurd Pieritz and Ullrich Haupt (also under Brunnemann's direction), spoke here for George Nader.


"A little imaginative crime adventure based on familiar patterns, at least smoothly and entertainingly unreeled as unrealistic cinema-go food."

“Hardly any exciting product from the Cotton series, with annoying, nonsensical tear effects. For the tireless. "

Web links

Commons : Death in the Red Jaguar  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. 91 minutes for cinema projection (24 images / second), 88 minutes for television playback (25 images / second), film length: 2502 meters
  2. Death in the Red Jaguar. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  3. Evangelischer Presseverband München, Review No. 396/1968