Ed. note: A special Monday edition of “Silver Screen Reflections” (since tomorrow is Halloween)! Early Halloween greetings to all fellow SvenPals near and far from the writer of “Silver Screen Reflections!” -C.H.
Original 1957 Universal Studios theatrical trailer for “The Deadly Mantis” (from “100 Years of Monster Movies”).
The film was directed by Nathan H. Juran, who also worked on “20 Million Miles to Earth” (1957), “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958, under the pseudonym of Nathan Hertz), “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1959, with Ray Harryhausen’s “Dynamation” stop-motion sequences) and “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” (1973).
Who was in “The Deadly Mantis” (1957)?
The players who appeared in “The Deadly Mantis” were Craig Stevens (as Col. Joe Parkman), William Hopper (as Dr. Nedrick Jackson), Alix Talton (as Marge Blaine), Donald Randolph (as Maj. Gen. Mark Ford), Pat Conway (as Sgt. Pete Allen), Florenz Ames (as Professor Anton Gunther), Paul Smith (as a Corporal) and Phil Harvey (as Lou).