Them!

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Them! is a 1954 film in which the earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Directed by Gordon Douglas. Written by George Worthing Yates.
The Sci-Fi Classic of the Atomic Age  (taglines)

Dr. Harold Medford[edit]

  • None of the ants previously seen by man were more than an inch in length - most considerably under that size. But even the most minute of them have an instinct and talent for industry, social organization, and savagery that makes man look feeble by comparison.
  • We may be witnesses to a Biblical prophecy come true - 'And there shall be destruction and darkness come upon creation, and the beasts shall reign over the earth.'

Dialogue[edit]

Coroner Putnam: I finished the autopsy on Gramps Johnson. Do you want it technical or plain?
Trooper Capt. Fred Edwards: Just plain, Doc. Get to the verb.
Coroner Putnam: Well, Old Man Johnson could've died in any one of five ways: His neck and back were broken, his chest was crushed, his skull was fractured... and here's one for Sherlock Holmes - there was enough formic acid in him to kill twenty men.

Robert Graham: Pat, if these monsters got started as a result of the first atomic bomb in 1945, what about all the others that have been exploded since then?
Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford: I don't know.
Dr. Harold Medford: Nobody knows, Robert. When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What we'll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict.

Taglines[edit]

  • A horror horde of crawl-and-crush giants clawing out of the earth from mile-deep catacombs!
  • Kill one and two take its place!
  • The Amazing New Warner Bros. Sensation!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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