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The Deadly Mantis is a 1957 horror film American Universal Studios produed by William Alland and directed by Nathan H. Juran and starred by Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton and Pet Conway.


A U.S. colonel and a paleontologist track a huge praying mantis from the North Pole to Manhattan.

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  • Craig Stevens as Col. Joe Parkman
  • William Hopper as Dr. Nedrick 'Ned' Jackson
  • Alix Talton as Marge Blaine
  • Donald Randolph as Gen. Mark Ford
  • Pat Conway as Sgt. Pete Allen
  • Florenz Ames as Prof. Anton Gunther
  • Paul Smith as Cororal, Parkman's Clerk
  • Phil Harvey as Lou, Radar Man
  • Floyd Simmons as Army Sergeant
  • Paul Campbell as Lt. Fred Pizar
  • Helen Jay as Mrs. Farley

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