Beginning of the End

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Beginning of the End ★½ 1957

Produced the same year as “The Deadly Mantis,” Gordon's effort adds to 1957's harvest of bugs on a rampage “B”graders. Giant, radiationspawned grasshoppers attack Chicago causing Graves to come to the rescue. Easily the best giant grasshopper movie ever made. 73m/B VHS, DVD . Peggy Castle, Peter Graves, Morris Ankrum, Richard Benedict, James Seay, Thomas B(rowne). Henry, Larry J. Blake, John Close, Frank Wilcox; D: Bert I. Gordon; W: Lester Gorn, Fred Freiberger; C: Jack Marta; M: Albert Glasser.