The Deadly Mantis

1957 film by Nathan H. Juran

The Deadly Mantis is a 1957 film about a giant prehistoric praying mantis that is set free from Arctic ice.

Directed by Nathan Juran. Written by William Alland.
A Thousand Tons of Horror! From A Million Years Ago ...  (taglines)

Dr. Ned JacksonEdit

  • In all the kingdom of the living, there is no more deadly or voracious creature than the praying mantis.
  • I'm convinced that we're dealing with a Mantis in whose geological world the smallest insects were as large as man, and now failing to find those insects as food, well... it's doing the best that it can.

OtherEdit

  • Col. Joe Parkman: Maybe there's an ordinary explanation to what happened, but I wouldn't take any bets.
  • Narrator: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

DialogueEdit

Dr. Ned Jackson: It looks like you don't have too many women up here, Colonel.
Col. Joe Parkman: Well, we have a little joke up here. The boys say there's a girl behind every tree. Only try and find a tree.

TaglinesEdit

  • A Thousand Tons of Horror! From A Million Years Ago ...
  • The most dangerous monster that ever lived!
  • This Was the Day That Engulfed the World in Terror!
  • Out of a million years ago ... a thousand tons of horror!

CastEdit

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