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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 ... Cmdr. Mike Halstead (as Tony Russell)
Lisa Gastoni ... Lt. Connie Gomez
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 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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Taglines:

WILD is the Word For This World!

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film, The War of the Planets (1966), War Between the Planets (1966) and Snow Devils (1967) (the "Gamma One Quadrilogy") were all shot at the same time in order to save money. 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

Cmdr. Mike Halstead: [smirking] Oh, I've been meaning to ask you dear, did you enjoy your vacation?
[last lines]
Lt. Connie Gomez: Mike Halstead, you're obnoxious! I can't stand you! You're unfair, unkind, uncouth, and I just, I just hate the sight of you!
[Mike shuts her up with a kiss]
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More like a Mod, Mod Planet
27 November 1999 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

This is one of the undisputed camp classics of science fiction, right up there with Queen of Outer Space. The future, it turns out, will look very much like a mid-sixties Paris catwalk! There are some stunningly beautiful women wearing amazing clothes and mile high bouffants in this 'science crime fiction' tale of illicit medical experiments carried out on a space station. The story is nothing to write home about, but who cares when there's so much eye candy on screen? The bad guys---you'll know who they are because they wear black leather overcoats and sunglasses---are just an added treat in this retro delight.


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