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The Deadly Mantis(1957)

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Brief Synopsis

The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.

Cast & Crew

Nathan Juran Director
Craig Stevens Col. Joe Parkman
William Hopper Dr. Ned[rick] Jackson
Alix Talton Marge Blaine
Donald Randolph General Mark Ford
Pat Conway Sgt. Pete Allen
Florenz Ames Professor Anton Gunther
Paul Smith Corporal
Floyd Simmons Army sergeant
Paul Campbell Lt. Fred Pizar
Helen Jay Mrs. Farley
Harry Tyler Spectator
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 1 May 1957
Release Date:  1957 Production Date:  [1.85:1]
EB; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  78-79 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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