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
The screen's first full-length science-fiction thriller with real live creatures!
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Did You Know?
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
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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