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Day the World Ended (1955)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | December 1955 (USA)
In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.

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After a nuclear war, an unlikely group of people, including a rancher, a geologist, a crook and his girlfriend, find themselves trapped in the middle of nowhere while battling an ugly mutant created by Paul Blaisdell. The geologist and the crook also find the time to fight over the rancher's daughter, while the moll fumes. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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$96,000 (estimated)
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Mike Connors is listed in the opening credits under the name he was using at the time, Touch Connors. See more »

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During the rainstorm, shots of the sky are totally crowded with numerous clouds and lightning, yet shots of the ground show large pools of sunlight. See more »

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Louise Maddison: [about the mutant] Man created him and God destroyed him, He brought the rain and the clean air.
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The S.F. Blues
Solo by Pete Candoli
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A rather creepy B-movie
27 February 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Day the World Ended is a rather creepy B-movie from Roger Corman. I believe it was the first of many sci-fi movies he was responsible for. He did a good job with this one.

Paul Birch, his daughter and her boyfriend Richard Denning (The Creature From the Black Lagoon) are joined by an odd assortment of people in a small pocket that is still radiation free after a nuclear war. As time passes, they are gradually killed off one way or another, leaving two to start a new life.

The monster in this movie looks rubbery but rather frightening. The stars all take good parts and the music score is rather eeire.

This was released on video in Britain as part of the Drive-in Classics series which is long out of print. I was quite lucky to get hold of a copy.

This movie is a must see for 1950's sci-fi fans and I enjoyed it very much, despite the low budget.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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