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The Wild, Wild Planet (1966)

I criminali della galassia (original title)
Approved | | Sci-Fi | 9 August 1967 (USA)
A deranged scientist is using his employer's top-secret bio-laboratory to engage in clandestine eugenics experiments. When he starts kidnapping leading citizens for use in his twisted tests... See full summary »

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony Dawson)

Writers:

Ivan Reiner (original screenplay), Renato Moretti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Russel Tony Russel ... Cmdr. Mike Halstead (as Tony Russell)
Lisa Gastoni ... Lt. Connie Gomez
Massimo Serato ... Mr. Nurmi
Carlo Giustini Carlo Giustini ... Lt. Ken (as Charles Justin)
Franco Nero ... Lt. Jake Jacowitz
Enzo Fiermonte ... General Fowler
Umberto Raho ... General Maitland (as Bert Raho)
Vittorio Bonos Vittorio Bonos ... Undetermined role (as Victor Bonos)
Aldo Canti Aldo Canti ... Gymnasium Victim (as Aldo Kant)
Franco Doria Franco Doria ... Anton Fryd, as a dwarf (as Frank Doris)
Margherita Horowitz Margherita Horowitz ... Mrs. Fowler (as Margaret Norowitz)
Carlo Kechler Carlo Kechler ... Werner (as Karl Mechler)
Rodolfo Lodi Rodolfo Lodi ... Claridge (as Rudolph Lodin)
Renato Montalbano Renato Montalbano ... Detective
Piero Pastore Piero Pastore ... Scientist on Planet Delfos (as Peter Pastor)
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Storyline

A deranged scientist is using his employer's top-secret bio-laboratory to engage in clandestine eugenics experiments. When he starts kidnapping leading citizens for use in his twisted tests, it's up to rogue cop Mike Halstead to come to the rescue of all and sundry, including his lady friend Connie, who is also being held captive by the madman. Written by Alfred Jingle

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WILD is the Word For This World!

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

9 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamma I Quadrilogy Vol. 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is the first of four "Gamma One" science fiction films. The films were originally contracted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to be made for TV movies but were released theatrically instead in some countries. See more »

Goofs

When Halstead picks up the phone to take a report, there are only nine buttons on the bottom, labeled one through nine. So there is no way to dial a zero. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Nurmi: Soon she will be ready for the great moment when she and I will become one person; when my flesh will absorb hers. We will be one, one dual person. That will be the perfect combination of my work - the total fusion, the great moment.
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Followed by The Green Slime (1968) See more »

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Wild Wild Movie!
8 November 2005 | by zillabobSee all my reviews

"You helium head!" Quotable stuff, low-budget but endlessly entertaining 60's Italian Sci Fi....was the staple of 70's UHF "Evening Movies"-played a lot on the old Channel 27(Worcester, Mass.) 7PM evening"Early Show" movie in the mid 70's. Fortunately, they have secured a sacred place in the TCM vaults. It's wonderful to have Robert Osborne do such a terrific introduction to such a film (when hours before he may have been doing the same for CASABLANCA).

When I was young, the film was actually scary as hell in some parts, and now laughable in those same areas. Has a Jetsons-type air car chase that has to be seen to be believed. Tony Russell chews the scenery no end, and despite the inherent cheapness, you can't take your eyes off it.

The "Space Station Gamma" universe must have been a trademark of Ivan Reiner, Walter Manley and Bill Finger, because in 1968, the took their "universe" to Japan and continued it with the wonderful THE GREEN SLIME. Italian studios, I got the impression were really not that inventive with rubber monsters.


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