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
Peter Graves tells Morris Ankrum that the grasshoppers become inactive at night, when the temperature goes below 68 degrees. Yet, the beginning of the movie implies that the grain storage site and the town of Ludlow were destroyed overnight. 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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