October 16th, 2014: Beginning of the End (1957)

 

Cast and Crew:  Morris Ankrum

What It’s About: When grasshoppers get into a Department of Agriculture silo of radioactive wheat, the result is a plague of enormous, ravenous insects.  Can scientist Dr. Ed Wainwright (Peter Graves) find a way to stop them or is this the Beginning of the End?

Why Watch it Today?:  Today is World Food Day, an international day dedicated to the fight to end hunger and produce enough food to feed the Earth.  The monsters in today’s film are the direct result of an agricultural experiment gone awry in this Bert I. Gordon directed knock-off of 1954’s Them!

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