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The Insect Play (1939)

A tramp falls asleep in the woods. He dreams of observing a range of insects that stand in for various human characteristics in terms of their lifestyle and morality: the flighty, vain ... See full summary »

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Wilfrid Grantham ...
The Lepidopterist / First Snail (as Wilfred Grantham)
Edmund Willard ...
The Tramp
Pamela Standish ...
The Chrysalis
Frank Birch ...
Mr. Beetle / Commander of the Yellows
Maire O'Neill ...
Mrs. Beetle / Philanthropist
Charles Peters ...
Robber Beetle / Journalist
Rupert Bruce Lockhart ...
The Ichneumon Fly / Inventor
Sheila Kay ...
The Larva
Leslie French ...
Mr. Cricket / Second Snail
Wendy Toye ...
Mrs. Cricket
Geoffrey Wincott ...
The Parasite
Wilfred Franks ...
The Blind Ant Timekeeper
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Chief Engineer
John Boxer ...
Second Engineer
Douglas Allen ...
Messenger
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A tramp falls asleep in the woods. He dreams of observing a range of insects that stand in for various human characteristics in terms of their lifestyle and morality: the flighty, vain butterfly, the obsequious, self-serving dung beetle, the ants, whose increasingly mechanized behavior leads to a militaristic society. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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