The Deadly Mantis


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.

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


Alix Talton

Alix Talton was born 7 June 1919 Atlanta, Georgia. The former Miss Georgia was active in films from 1941 through 1968. Alix died 7 April 1992 in Burbank, California (lung cancer).