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
So Big...we had to coin a new word for it...NEWMENDOUS!
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The National Guardsmen wear the insignia of the U.S. 33rd Infantry Division, which is indeed the designated unit of the Illinois National Guard. The soldiers in Chicago wear the insignia of the U.S. Fifth Army, which at the time was headquartered in Chicago, where the film takes place. See more
When Audrey Aimes first leaves the Ludlow check point, she puts her huge camera back in her car. Later she tells to Col. Sturgeon that her camera was confiscated when she was there. Later she shows up at the checkpoint again asking for her camera is told someone will return it to her. See more
Col. Tom Sturgeon
Where do I get off asking the Regular Army for help with a bunch of oversize grasshoppers?
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Words and Music by Lou Bartel & Harriet Kane
Sung by Lou Bartel & Chorus
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