New Mexico, USA, shortly after World War II, where the first nuclear test in human history took place. Two policemen find a little girl wandering in a state of shock. A squeaky sound, like a threatening buzz, is looming large, right from the desert’s heart. A colony of huge ants infected by radiation wreaks havoc and brings the human race face to face with the consequences of its actions. When you open Pandora's Box, you don’t find flowers, only monsters.


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Direction: Gordon Douglas
Script: Ted Sherdeman
Cinematography: Sidney Hickox
Editing: Thomas Reilly
Sound: Francis J. Scheid
Music: Bronislau Kaper
Actors: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producers: David Weisbart
Sets: Stanley Fleischer
Format: DCP
Color: B&W
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 1954
Duration: 94'
Contact: Park Circus

Images courtesy of Park Circus/Warner Bros

Gordon Douglas

American director Gordon Douglas started out as a director of comedies, having worked with Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel, in the late 30s-early 40s. His collaboration with Warner Bros marked his most fruitful and most successful period, from the early 50s to the late 60s. Among his films stand out the classic sci-fi gem, Them!, and one of Frank Sinatra’s best films, The Detective. Throughout his career, he has directed nearly 100 features and shorts.


1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
1953 Them!
1962 Follow that Dream
1968 The Detective
1970 Barquero