Them! (1954)People start turning up dead in the desert where a nuclear bomb was detonated several years earlier. An investigation turns up giant mutant ants whose nest is destroyed but not before several escape and make their way to LA. One of the better giant mutant movies, well directed, with a talented cast.
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
The cast includes: James Whitmore (Police Sgt. Ben Peterson), Leonard Nimoy (Staff Sergeant (Telex operator)), Jack Perrin (Army officer), William Schallert (Ambulance attendant), Edmund Gwenn (Dr. Harold Medford), Joan Weldon (Dr. Patricia ''Pat'' Medford), James Arness (Robert Graham), Onslow Stevens (Brig. Gen. Robert O''Brien), Sandy Descher (The Ellinson girl), Fess Parker (Alan Crotty), Olin Howlin (Jensen)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 93 minutes
Presented in: BW
Sci-Fi Channel Ranking: 58
Related titles: Naked Jungle, The (1954), Empire of the Ants (1977), Antz (1998)
Related categories: Atomic SciFi, Fab Fifties, Monsters on the Loose, Nature Runs Amok, Would be great in Color!