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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Bert I. Gordon was inspired by Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" (1956), the big movie hit of 1956. That film's biblical plague of locusts became Gordon's plague of giant grasshoppers invading a modern city. 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
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Words and Music by Lou Bartel & Harriet Kane
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