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The Deadly Mantis (1957) Poster

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[the officers are all staring at Marge]

Dr. Ned Jackson: It looks like you don't have too many women up here, Colonel.

Col. Joe Parkman: Well, we have a little joke up here. The boys say there's a girl behind every tree. Only try and find a tree.

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Dr. Ned Jackson: I'm convinced that we're dealing with a Mantis in whose geological world the smallest insects were as large as man, and now failing to find those insects as food, well... it's doing the best that it can.

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[a volcano near Antarctic erupts, causing an ice flow in the Arctic, which releases the Deadly Mantis]

Opening Narration: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

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Dr. Ned Jackson: In all the kingdom of the living, there is no more deadly or voracious creature than the Preying Mantis.

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Col. Joe Parkman: Maybe there's an ordinary explanation to what happened, but I wouldn't take any bets.

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bus passenger: [Exiting bus in fog] You know, it's good to get home safely with all the strange things going around here.

bus driver: Oh, there's nothing to worry about, ma'am. You just be careful out there in that fog!

bus passenger: [Uncertainly] Thank you.

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