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.[2][1]

Wild, Wild Planet
Directed byAntonio Margheriti
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Ivan Reiner
  • Renato Moretti
  • Francesco Benedetti[1]
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino[1]
CinematographyRiccardo Pallottini[1]
Edited byOtello Colangeli[1]
Mercury Film International[1]
Distributed byTitanus
Release date
  • 1966 (1966) (Italy)

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.[3][full citation needed]


A mad scientist, Dr. Nurmi, is engaged in secret bio-engineering experiments. He starts kidnapping important world leaders for use in his eugenics program. Mike Halstead, commander of space station Gamma One, goes to the rescue in outer space. This includes rescuing his girlfriend Lt. Connie, who has become Nurmi's captive and subject for his ultimate experiment.


Wild, Wild Planet was released in Italy in 1966 where it was distributed by Titanus.[2][1] It opened in New York on August 9, 1967.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "I criminali della Galassia (1965)" (in Italian). Archviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Wild, Wild Planet". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  3. ^ soundtrack liner notes, Gamma I Quadrilogy

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