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.
The screen's first full-length science-fiction thriller with real live creatures!
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Did You Know?
The phone in Audrey's car is a precursor to modern cell phones. It worked off of the Mobile Telephone Service, a VHF service with very limited availability. The user would be connected to an operator, who would then route the call to a second operator that could then route the call to the intended recipient. 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
Col. Tom Sturgeon
Where do I get off asking the Regular Army for help with a bunch of oversize grasshoppers?
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Words and Music by Lou Bartel & Harriet Kane
Sung by Lou Bartel & Chorus
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