Wild, Wild Planet
Wild, Wild Planet (Italian: I Criminali della Galassia, lit. 'Criminals of the Galaxy') is a 1966 Italian science fiction film directed by Antonio Margheriti and written by Renato Moretti and Ivan Reiner. Tony Russel stars as Commander Mike Halstead.
|Wild, Wild Planet|
|Directed by||Antonio Margheriti|
|Music by||Angelo Francesco Lavagnino|
|Edited by||Otello Colangeli|
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.
A mad scientist, Dr. Nurmi, is engaged in secret bioengineering experiments. He starts kidnapping important world leaders for use in his eugenics program. Mike Halstead, a rogue cop, goes to the rescue in outer space. This includes rescuing his girlfriend Connie, who is also a captive of the mad scientist.
Wild, Wild Planet was released in Italy in 1966 where it was distributed by Titanus. It opened in New York on August 9, 1967.
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