Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a military cover-up. Written by
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Did You Know?
There really is a town called Ludlow, in the right area in Champaign County, IL, and the town Paxton is just north of it in Ford County. They are also near Chanute AFB, where reporter Audrey Aimes (Peggie Castle
) was headed at the beginning of the film. See more
When the soldiers return to the grain storage site, Peter Graves points to the spot where his lab assistant was killed by a grasshopper. The space is empty and Graves says the grasshoppers ate him. Yet, there's not a single drop of blood anywhere. See more
Gen. John T. Short
Dr. Wainright, you're a scientist, you know what grasshoppers can do. I'm a soldier, I know what guns can do.
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Words and Music by Lou Bartel & Harriet Kane
Sung by Lou Bartel & Chorus
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