THEM! (1954) B/W 93m dir: Gordon Douglas

w/James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, Onslow Stevens, Sean McClory, Chris Drake, Sandy Descher, Mary Alan Hokanson, Don Shelton

One of the best of the 1950s rush of flicks about visitors from "outer space," this is an entertaining sci-fi thriller about strange creatures --- giant ants! --- who appear suddenly near the Mojave Desert. If the film seems familiar, that's probably because it was so successful that it spawned a lot of imitations.

THEM! was nominated for an Oscar for Best Special Effects (Ralph Ayres for Warner Bros.).