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Although I wasted hours trying to access the footage I mentioned above, it is there.If you are trying to view it on a computer , use the arrow and enter keys on the keyboard for access.Watch for changes in the text in the lower left panel.I still have had no luck using the mouse to get to that part of the content.
MAN has split the atom and ushered in a new era. But how could he know he would also create THEM? This landmark movie about giant radiation-mutated ants boasts remarkable, OSCAR® nominated special effects. THEM! Begins in New Mexico with a child wandering in shock, a ransacked general store and a battered corpse full of enough formic acid to kill 20 men. It ends with an epic struggle in the 700 miles of storm drains under Los Angeles, where the insect hordes are beaten, though they spawned a generation of films about radioactive creatures. Some approximate the terror, but few have equated the artistry of THEM!
FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: Academy Awards®: Nominated: Special Effects. Golden Reel Award: Win: Best Sound Editing. Leonard Nimoy has a small, uncredited part as a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant in the communications room. Other actors who appear in small parts include John Beradino, Willis Bouchey, Booth Colman, Richard Deacon, Lawrence Dobkin, Ann Doran, William Schallert, Douglas Spencer, Dub Taylor and Harry Wilson. When THEM! began production in the fall of 1953, it was originally conceived to be in 3-D and Warner Color. During pre-production, tests were to be shot in colour and 3D. A few colour tests were shot of the large-scale ant models, but when it was time to shoot the 3D test, Warner Bros' "All Media" 3D camera rig malfunctioned and no footage could be filmed.Read more ›
Nothing much happens out in the New Mexico desert - until now. It's a big mystery at first, as Sgt. Ben Peterson (James Whitmore) and his partner pick up a shell-shocked young girl wandering aimlessly in the desert, then discover an abandoned car trailer down the road that has been ripped apart pretty good. The only clues - a bloody shirt, a mysterious print in the sand, and some scattered sugar cubes. The situation gets curiouser and curiouser when they check in at Gramps' store and find it all smashed up, just like the trailer.Read more ›
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I first saw this way back around the early to mid '70s on television. I remembered it but didn't see it again until a couple of years ago on TCM. Read morePublished on Dec 10 2010 by Ray Lefebvre
A little girl is found wandering in the desert, the sole survivor of her family, and the only word she can say is, "Them! Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2010 by Kona
This adventure was perhaps the best of the mutant-insect monster films that were so popular in the 1950s. Read morePublished on June 11 2004
Them! has always been one of my favorite 50's American monster flicks. The story and the human drama are very well done and do not overdo themselves. Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Kent
As the ad told an unaware paranoid public as they were officially
introduced to 1st atomic age mutant film. Read more
OK ever think how am I going to entertain alot of kids on a long drive and keep the noise and fighting down! These old 50 movies work like a charm.. Read morePublished on March 18 2004 by Browyn Brough
Them! was the first giant insect movie, and its success spawned a raft of (sometimes superior) imitators, but you owe it to yourself (and your children, if you have any) to see... Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by audrey frances
Bigger was better back in the golden age of science fiction. Here, you had giant ants as the bad guys. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by David
Aside from this being the trendsetter for all big bug movies thereafter, THEM boasts a cast of character actors you couldn't believe: James Whitmore, James Arness, Oscar winner... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004 by Michael Butts