The Swarm in 35mm 

The Swarm in 35mm 

Disaster producer Irwin Allen introduced a new menace from the air in this topical 1978 thriller, as scientists and the military join forces to fend off an invasion of killer bees in this adaptation of Arthur Herzog’s novel. The cast is filled with Oscar winners and screen legends, including Golden Age icons Olivia de Havilland, Fred MacMurray, and Ben Johnson portraying a small-town love triangle. The thrilling score by Oscar-winner Jerry Goldsmith (The Omen), the Oscar-nominated costumes by Paul Zastupnevich, and the nonstop peril ensure viewers will join the film’s doomed pilot in screaming “Bees! Bees! Millions of Bees!” 

DIRECTED BY: Irwin Allen. WRITTEN BY: Stirling Silliphant. WITH: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda. 1978. 116 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG. 35mm. 

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