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 »

Writers:

Clifford Bax (adaptation), Karel Capek | 2 more credits »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilfrid Grantham Wilfrid Grantham ... The Lepidopterist / First Snail (as Wilfred Grantham)
Edmund Willard Edmund Willard ... The Tramp
Pamela Standish Pamela Standish ... The Chrysalis
Frank Birch Frank Birch ... Mr. Beetle / Commander of the Yellows
Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill ... Mrs. Beetle / Philanthropist
Charles Peters Charles Peters ... Robber Beetle / Journalist
Rupert Bruce Lockhart Rupert Bruce Lockhart ... The Ichneumon Fly / Inventor
Sheila Kay Sheila Kay ... The Larva
Leslie French Leslie French ... Mr. Cricket / Second Snail
Wendy Toye Wendy Toye ... Mrs. Cricket
Geoffrey Wincott Geoffrey Wincott ... The Parasite
Wilfred Franks Wilfred Franks ... The Blind Ant Timekeeper
George Hayes ... Chief Engineer
John Boxer John Boxer ... Second Engineer
Douglas Allen Douglas Allen ... Messenger
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1939 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed