The Deadly Mantis (1957)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.
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Directed by: Nathan Juran
The cast includes: Craig Stevens (Col. Joe Parkman), William Hopper (Dr. Ned Jackson), Alix Talton (Marge Blaine), Donald Randolph (Gen. Mark Ford), Pat Conway (Sgt. Pete Allen)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 79 minutes
Presented in: BW
Related titles: Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The (1953)
Related categories: Atomic SciFi