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Sandy Descher as "the little Ellinson girl"
It is she who screams, "Them! Them! Them!"
Them! (1954) is one of the iconic science fiction films of the 1950s. It was the first "giant bug" film and set the model that all others would follow.

A little girl wanders alone in the desert, past the eerie joshua trees, clutching a doll, eyes staring in shock. What has happened to her?

James Whitmore plays Ben Peterson, police officer, who teams up with FBI man Robert Graham (James Arness) and Dr. Harold Medford (Edmund Gwenn) and Dr. Patricia Medford (Joan Weldon) to track down gigantic mutated ants before they destroy the world.

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