Them!

  • Film
  • Science fiction
By far the best of the '50s cycle of 'creature features', Them! and its story of a nest of giant radioactive ants (the result of an atomic test in the New Mexico desert) retains a good part of its power today. All the prime ingredients of the total mobilisation movie are here: massed darkened troops move through the eerie storm drains of Los Angeles, biblical prophecy is intermixed with gloomy speculation about the effect of radioactivity. Almost semi-documentary in approach, the formula is handled with more subtlety than usual, and the special effects are frequently superb.

Release details

Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gordon Douglas
Screenwriter: Ted Sherdeman
Cast: James Whitmore
Edmund Gwenn
Joan Weldon
James Arness
Onslow Stevens
Chris Drake
Leonard Nimoy
Dub Taylor
Fess Parker
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