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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

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Police Sgt. Ben Peterson
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Dr. Harold Medford
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Dr. Patricia Medford
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Robert Graham
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Brig. Gen. Robert O'Brien
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Maj. Kibbee
Chris Drake ...
Trooper Ed Blackburn
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The Ellinson Girl
Mary Alan Hokanson ...
Mrs. Lodge (as Mary Ann Hokanson)
Don Shelton ...
Trooper Capt. Fred Edwards
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Alan Crotty
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Jensen (as Olin Howlin)
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Mike Lodge (uncredited)
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Patrolman Ryan (uncredited)
Robert Berger ...
Patrolman Sutton (uncredited)
Oscar Blank ...
Alcoholic Ward Patient (uncredited)
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Official at D.C. Meeting (uncredited)
Richard Boyer ...
Trooper #1 (uncredited)
Waldron Boyle ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Official (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
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Jeep Driver (uncredited)
John Close ...
Johnny, Police Aircraft Pilot (uncredited)
Booth Colman ...
Reporter (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Washington Official (uncredited)
Robert Scott Correll ...
Jerry Lodge (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Lynn Craft ...
Washington Official (uncredited)
Dean Cromer ...
MP Sergeant (uncredited)
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Bald Reporter (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Los Angeles City Engineer (uncredited)
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Child Psychiatrist (uncredited)
Wally Duffy ...
Airman (uncredited)
Cliff Ferre ...
Cliff, Police Lab Man (uncredited)
Norman Field ...
Gen. James (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ...
Coroner 'Doc' Putnam (uncredited)
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Det. Curtis (uncredited)
Russell Gaige ...
Coroner (uncredited)
Otis Garth ...
Admiral at Second Conference (uncredited)
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Matron (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Henderson ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Mary Lou Holloway ...
Blonde (uncredited)
Gayle Kellogg ...
Gunner (uncredited)
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Trooper #2 (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns ...
Jeep Driver (uncredited)
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Washington Official (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Warren Mace ...
Radio Operator (uncredited)
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Loader (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ...
Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
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Dr. Grant (uncredited)
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Gramps Johnson, Storekeeper (uncredited)
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Washington Official (uncredited)
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Radio Man on the SS Viking (uncredited)
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Government Official (uncredited)
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Army Sergeant (uncredited)
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Army Officer (uncredited)
Charles Perry ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Alcoholic Ward Doctor (uncredited)
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Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Fred Shellac ...
Attendant (uncredited)
Joel Smith ...
Smitty, Ben's Jeep Driver (uncredited)
K.L. Smith ...
Trooper (uncredited)
Janet Stewart ...
WAVE (uncredited)
Victor Sutherland ...
Senator at D.C. Meeting (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Railroad Yard Watchman (uncredited)
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Harry, Alcoholic Ward Patient (uncredited)
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Railroad Detective (uncredited)
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Alcoholic Ward Patient (uncredited)
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Teen in police station (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gordon Douglas

Written by

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Ted Sherdeman ... (screenplay)
 
Russell S. Hughes ... (adaptation) (as Russell Hughes)
 
George Worthing Yates ... (story)

Produced by

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David Weisbart ... producer

Music by

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Bronislau Kaper

Cinematography by

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Sidney Hickox ... (as Sid Hickox)

Film Editing by

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Thomas Reilly

Art Direction by

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Stanley Fleischer

Set Decoration by

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G.W. Berntsen

Makeup Department

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Gordon Bau ... makeup artist
Agnes Flanagan ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Henry Vilardo ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Russell Saunders ... assistant director (as Russ Saunders)
Al Alleborn ... second assistant director (uncredited)
John Prettyman ... extra director (uncredited)

Art Department

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J. Leslie Asher ... assistant props (uncredited)
Dick Smith ... prop construction manager (uncredited)
Robert Turner ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Francis J. Scheid ... sound
Clifford Call ... recordist (uncredited)
Dave DePatie ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ora Hudson ... boom operator (uncredited)
Lincoln Lyons ... sound editor (uncredited)
William A. Mueller ... sound effects (uncredited)
William Thompson ... cable man (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ardell Lytle ... pyroeffects supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eddie Leon Albert ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Burnett ... gaffer (uncredited)
Robert Johannes ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harold Noyes ... grip (uncredited)
William John Ranaldi ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ed Rike ... best boy (uncredited)
William Schurr ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Jack Woods ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Moss Mabry ... wardrobe
Roe Ramsey ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Marguerite Royce ... wardrobe: ladies (uncredited)
Ted Schultz ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Franklyn ... orchestrator
Ray Heindorf ... musical director

Other crew

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Liz Patten ... double: Sandy Descher (uncredited)
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Other Companies

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  • RCA (sound system)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his partner find a child wandering in the desert and sooner they discover that giant ants are attacking the locals. FBI agent Robert Graham teams up with Ben and with the support of Dr. Harold Medford and his daughter Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford, they destroy the colony of ants in the middle of the desert. Dr. Harold Medford explains that the atomic testing in 1945 developed the dangerous mutant ants. But they also discover that two queen ants have flown away to Los Angeles and they are starting a huge colony in the underground of the city. When a mother reports that her two children are missing, the team and the army have a lead to follow. Will they arrive in time to save the children and destroy the colony? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines The Amazing New Warner Bros. Sensation! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Them (United States)
  • Des monstres attaquent la ville (France)
  • Són elles! (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La humanidad en peligro (Spain)
  • Myrorna (Sweden)
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  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The flamethrowers used in the movie were standard World War II weapons, and were loaned by the U.S. Army. The actors handling the weapons were World War II combat veterans who had used them in battle. See more »
Goofs Dr. Harold Medford identifies the ants as Camponotus vicinus, a species that does not sting its victims. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Encounters at the End of the World (2007). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Robert Graham: Pat, if these monsters got started as a result of the first atomic bomb in 1945, what about all the others that have been exploded since then?
Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford: I don't know.
Dr. Harold Medford: Nobody knows, Robert. When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What we'll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict.
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