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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 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.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony Dawson)

Writers:

Ivan Reiner (original screenplay), Renato Moretti
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Russel ... Cmdr. Mike Halstead (as Tony Russell)
Lisa Gastoni ... Lt. Connie Gomez (as Jane Fate)
Massimo Serato ... Mr. Nurmi
Carlo Giustini ... Lt. Ken (as Charles Justin)
Franco Nero ... Lt. Jake Jacowitz
Enzo Fiermonte ... General Paul H. Fowler
Umberto Raho ... General Maitland (as Bert Raho)
Vittorio Bonos Vittorio Bonos ... Delfos Scientist (as Victor Bonos)
Aldo Canti ... Gymnasium Victim (as Aldo Kant)
Franco Doria Franco Doria ... Shrunken Anton Fryd (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!

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Sci-Fi

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Trivia

The painting shown at 1:12:30 is "The Garden of Earthly Delight " by Hieronymus Bosch. See more »

Goofs

At the end of a car chase, which is shot in broad daylight, the film cuts to a miniature of the car going off a model railroad-size road and steep embankment (with accompanying unnecessary sparking effects)and crashing at the bottom. The effect is shot taking place at night, despite the fact the preceding chase had just been on a sunlit day. When the scene cuts back from the model to a live scene of the actors investigating the wreck, it is also filmed as a night shot in order to match the previous miniature scene. 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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Connections

Followed by War Between the Planets (1966) See more »

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For those who love background sets and models
7 April 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

I really like this one myself but most will find it a little slow-moving. But this cool-looking New Age Sci-Fi is filled most importantly to me with lots of retro 1950s style spaceships and 1960s style futuristic landscapes. The story is a little bit confusing but the film is a fun watch if one likes to enjoy the stuff in the background..model work, colors and such.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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