Them! (1954)

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The American poster for Them!
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Radiation X (1954)
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Directed by Gordon Douglas
Producer(s) David Weisbart
Written by Ted Sherdeman, Russell Hughes, George Worthing Yates
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Distributor Warner Bros.
Running time 94 minutesUS
(1 hour, 34 minutes)
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This city is under martial law until we annihilate THEM!

— Tagline

A horror horde of crawl-and-crush giants clawing out of the earth from mile-deep catacombs!

— Tagline

Them! is a 1954 science fiction monster film produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment. The movie was released to American theaters on June 19, 1954 and Japanese theaters on August 30, 1954.


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Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Gordon Douglas
  • Produced by   David Weisbart
  • Edited by   Bronislau Kaper
  • Assistant directing by   Russ Saunders, Al Alleborn, and John Prettyman
  • Screenplay by   Ted Sherdeman and Russell Hughes
  • Story by   George Worthing Yates


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • James Whitmore   as   Sergeant Ben Peterson
  • Edmund Gwenn   as   Dr. Harold Medford
  • Joan Weldon   as   Dr. Pat Medford
  • James Arness   as   FBI Agent Robert Graham
  • Onslow Stevens   as   General O'Brien
  • Sean McClory   as   Major Kibbee
  • Chris Drake   as   Trooper Ed Blackburn
  • Sandy Descher   as   Ellinson girl
  • Mary Ann Hokanson   as   Mrs. Lodge
  • Don Shelton   as   Captain Fred Edwards
  • Fess Parker   as   Alan Crotty
  • Olin Howlin   as   Jensen



  • Irradiated Ants

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races


Main article: Them!/Gallery.


Main article: Them! (Soundtrack).


The production began in the fall of 1953. The film was originally planned to be in 3D and Warner Color, but due to some technical issues the film couldn't be done in 3D or Warner Color, so widescreen black-and-white would now be the film's presentation format. However, the film was never shot in widescreen. Because of the preparation of certain scenes, many of the camera set-ups for 3D still remain in the film, like the opening titles and the flamethrowers shots aimed directly at the camera.

Alternate Titles

  • The World in Danger (El mundo en peligro; Argentina and Mexico)
    • The World in Danger (O Mundo em Perigo; Brazil and Portugal)
  • Atomic Devils (Atomische duivels; Belgium)
  • Atomic Demons (Démons atomiques; Belgium)
  • Police and Monster (Politiet og uhyret; Denmark)
  • Humanity in Danger (La humanidad en peligro; Spain)
  • They're Them! (Són elles!; Spain)
  • Night Beasts (Nattens bestar or Yön pedot; Finland)
  • Monsters Attack in the City (Des monstres attaquent la ville; France)
  • FBI in Alarm (FBI σε Συναγερμό; Greece)
  • They! (Ők!; Hungary)
    • They! (One!; Poland)
    • They! (Ele!; Romania)
    • They! (Они!; Serbia and Russia)
  • Radiation X (放射能X; Japan)
  • Assault on Earth (Assalto alla terra; Italy)
  • The Ants (Myrorna; Sweden)
  • They're Coming! (De kommer!; Sweden)
  • Formicula (West Germany)

Theatrical Releases

  • United States - June 15, 1954; June 16, 1954; June 19, 1954  [view poster]American poster
  • Canada - June 19, 1954
  • United Kingdom - July 30, 1954
  • Mexico - August 19, 1954
  • Japan - August 30, 1954  [view poster]Japanese poster
  • Italy - September 11, 1954
  • Finland - November 5, 1954
  • France - June 3, 1955
  • Belgium - July 1, 1955
  • Portugal - January 30, 1956
  • Argentina - August 14, 1956
  • Denmark - March 23, 1959
  • West Germany - September 15, 1960
  • Spain - October 8, 1962; Re-Release - February 9, 2006
  • Sweden - March 19, 1970

Foreign Releases

Box Office


DVD and Blu-ray Releases



Them! American trailer


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