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Beginning of the End

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:June 28, 1957
Running time:76 minutes
Cast:Peter Graves, Peggie Castle, Morris Ankrum, Than Wyenn, Thomas Browne Henry
Director:Bert I. Gordon
Producer:Bert I. Gordon
Writer:Fred Freiberger, Lester Gorn
Distributor:Republic Pictures (I)

Description: Produced by Bert I. Gordon, The Beginning of the End a menacing onslaught of giant-sized grasshoppers. Department of Agriculture functionary Peter Graves and photojournalist Peggie Castle discover that the huge grasshoppers are the product of a gone-awry experiment in radioactivity. Before the Army can neutralize the green monstrosities, Chicago has been besieged by the ravenous insects. Beginning of the End was one of two horror films produced by American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres; the other was The Unearthly (1957).~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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