Them! Review

Who doesn't love a giant ant movie? Who? Them! is at once high camp and a decent monster flick, thanks to a good-sized budget for sets and the dulcet voice of Edmund Gwenn, as a scientist who's on hand to explain to the military -- with educational films, even -- why ants in the New Mexico desert have suddenly grown to a thousand times their normal size. (Hint: A-bombs!) Eventually we know they'll have to go after the queen, just another big puppet that looks hysterically bad (and is really the only bad special effect in the film). But along the way we are treated to Gwenn, screaming at a cop with a machine gun to "Get the antennas! He's helpless without them!" Priceless.

Facts and Figures

Run time: 94 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 19th June 1954

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Warner Bros Pictures

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 26

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as FBI Agent Robert Graham, as Dr. Harold Medford, as Dr. Pat Medford, as Sgt. Ben Peterson, as Brig. Gen. Robert O'Brien, as Maj. Kibbee, Chris Drake as Trooper Ed Blackburn, Sandy Descher as The Ellinson Girl, Mary Alan Hokanson as Mrs. Lodge, Don Shelton as Trooper Capt. Fred Edwards, as Alan Crotty, Olin Howland as Jensen