Monster of the Day #175

Thanks to Rock for this wonderful shot. He also provided a pic of the puppet used later in the picture.

  • Ericb

    What it that from?

  • Ericb

    Never mind, I think I figured it out.

  • roger h

    My guess is “The Spanish Fly”

  • The Rev.

    Well, I have no idea, so I hope someone ‘fesses up.

    I have an idea, but if I’m right, it’s a movie I’ve never seen, so it’d be a hell of a guess.

  • The Rev.

    Sorry about that last post and its seemingly conflicted, psychotic nature; I should’ve posted the second part as its own entry. Ah well.

  • Ericb

    I haven’t seen it but my guess would be the movie within a movie “Mant”.

  • BeckoningChasm

    I have the Matinee DVD, I should watch that sometime.

  • Rock Baker

    Greatest 50s monster movie never made.

    And now, my favorite exchange from the picture (only found on the laserdisc):

    “I tell you, gentlemen, that unless man learns to live in peace with his universe-”

    “This is the real world, Doc! Not test tubes and atomic diagrams and periodic tables! And every time we have to take on the real world there’s always some egghead telling us ‘Oh, yes, I invented it, but I never wanted it used!’ While our enemies, are having a field day! Gobbling up countries, like this, ant, can gobble up sugar!”

    “But that’s just it, don’t you see? You take this, shoe salesman, and make him the enemy. That’s what this atom bomb does! It takes all the shoe salesmen, the dirt farmers, housewives all over the world, and makes them into somebody’s enemy. When all they wanted, was to go home at night, to a little house, and sleep in peace. Well, I suppose that’s a thing of the past now, isn’t it? Once we so cleverly let that atomic genie out of it’s bottle. There’s no putting it back, gentlemen! Every country can get that bomb now! Countries whose leaders are desperate. Or crazy. Or making holy war. It’s a different world now, from the one we knew only a few short years ago.”

    One thing I love about this scene is that, despite the ridiculousness of the logic used, it still manages to carry some real weight thanks to the somber music cue and Robert Cornthwaithe’s earnest delivery. And, it must be said, the final of his speech rings true.

  • The Rev.

    Ah! My guess was correct!

    I really need to get around to seeing this (he said once more).

  • sandra

    MANT ! Half Man – Half Ant – All Terror ! Oh, for a double feture of MANT ! and THE MOSQUITO !