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Them!(1954)

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Trivia

  • When this movie was first released in Sweden, it was strangely named 'The Spiders'
  • Was originally supposed to be filmed in color. Two days before shooting began a nervous studio cut the budget and the film had to be made in black and white.
  • It was also supposed to be in 3-D. Some elements of the 3-D effects, such as the ants having extreme close-ups and the flame throwers shooting straight into the camera, were used in the film.
  • This was Warner Bros.' highest grossing film of 1954.
  • The flamethrowers used in the movie were standard World War 2 weapons and were loaned by the US Army. The actors handling the weapons were WW2 combat veterans who had actually used them in battle.

Contributions

  • Lime1949 (2006-01-09)

    Source: Viewing of the movie

    Further evidence that the film was intended to be shot in 3-D can be seen as the scientists fly over the ant mounds in a helicopter. Joan Weldon is seen taking still photos using a Stereo Realist 3-D camera. When the photographs are being examined later, the scientists are looking at slides in a Stereo Realist viewer.

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