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The Deadly Mantis (1957)

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79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.
Writers
Martin Berkeley (screenplay) | William Alland (story)
Cinematographer
Editor
Chester W. Schaeffer (as Chester Schaeffer)
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Updated May 1, 1957

Release date
May 26, 1957 (United States)

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46 cast members
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Craig Stevens
Col. Joe Parkman Col. Joe Parkman   See fewer
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William Hopper
Dr. Nedrick Jackson Dr. Nedrick Jackson   See fewer
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Alix Talton
Marge Blaine Marge Blaine   See fewer
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Donald Randolph
Maj. Gen. Mark Ford Maj. Gen. Mark Ford   See fewer
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Pat Conway
Sgt. Pete Allen Sgt. Pete Allen   See fewer
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Florenz Ames
Prof. Anton Gunther Prof. Anton Gunther   See fewer
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Paul Smith
Corporal Corporal   See fewer
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Floyd Simmons
Army Sergeant Army Sergeant   See fewer
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Paul Campbell
Lt. Fred Pizar Lt. Fred Pizar   See fewer
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Helen Jay
Mrs. Farley Mrs. Farley   See fewer
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Keith Aldrich
Jerry - C47 Co-Pilot (uncredited) Jerry - C47 Co-Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Anders
Sergeant - Archer Control (uncredited) Sergeant - Archer Control (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Baker
Professor (uncredited) Professor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Madelon Baker
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
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George Bruggeman
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Marvin Bryan
Machine-Gunner (uncredited) Machine-Gunner (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Burnside
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John Close
Engineer (uncredited) Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Cokes
Military Officer (uncredited) Military Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Cound
Group Capt. Hawkins (uncredited) Group Capt. Hawkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Dime
Boat Navigator (uncredited) Boat Navigator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Forest
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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William A. Forester
Announcer (uncredited) Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Germane
Military Officer (uncredited) Military Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Gilmore
Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Greenway
Second Reporter (uncredited) Second Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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James R. Haskin
Civilian Announcer (uncredited) Civilian Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jess Kirkpatrick
Father (uncredited) Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Lanphier
Col. Harvey (uncredited) Col. Harvey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ned Le Fevre
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Harold Lee
Greenland Eskimo Chief (uncredited) Greenland Eskimo Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lynn
Bus Driver (uncredited) Bus Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mather
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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David McMahon
Capt. Frank Carver (uncredited) Capt. Frank Carver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward McNally
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marvin Miller
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernesto Molinari
Italian Fisherman (uncredited) Italian Fisherman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Paxton
Plotter (uncredited) Plotter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Reynolds
Guard Outside Washington Monument (uncredited) Guard Outside Washington Monument (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Roy
Military Officer (uncredited) Military Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bing Russell
State Trooper at Train & Bus Wrecks (uncredited) State Trooper at Train & Bus Wrecks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Manhattan Tunnel Spectator (uncredited) Manhattan Tunnel Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sumner Williams
Lt. Walter Kane - C47 Pilot (uncredited) Lt. Walter Kane - C47 Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.9 / 10 | 2,646 votes