The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it. (copied from IMDB)

  1. Nathan H. Juran


  2. Martin Berkeley


  3. William Alland


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  1. Craig Stevens

    Craig Stevens

    Col. Joe Parkman

  2. William Hopper

    William Hopper

    Dr. Nedrick 'Ned' Jackson

  3. Alix Talton

    Alix Talton

    Marge Blaine

  4. Donald Randolph

    Donald Randolph

    Gen. Mark Ford

  5. Pat Conway

    Pat Conway

    Sgt. Pete Allen

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The Deadly Mantis
The Deadly Mantis


Status Released

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  • May 1, 1957


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 19m

Budget -

Revenue -



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