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Day the World Ended (1955)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  December 1955 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Denning ...
Rick
Lori Nelson ...
Louise Maddison
Adele Jergens ...
Ruby
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Tony Lamont (as Touch Connors)
Paul Birch ...
Jim Maddison
Raymond Hatton ...
Pete
Paul Dubov ...
Radek
Jonathan Haze ...
Contaminated Man
Paul Blaisdell ...
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

December 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die letzten Sieben  »

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Budget:

$96,000 (estimated)
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Was shot in nine days. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Radek: I just can't help it, I have this uncontrollable urge to eat meat. Red... raw... meat.
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Connections

Remade as In the Year 2889 (1967) See more »

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The S.F. Blues
Solo by Pete Candoli
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See It in Widescreen!
22 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was recently televised on AMC in 2:35 Superscope, and if you've seen it before (like me), you've missed almost half the picture. The wide photography opens up the film considerably, in the mountains, at the lake, even in the house. The film is eerie, with creepy music and atmosphere, but monster costume at the end disappoints. Yet director Roger Corman wisely keeps the creature offscreen most of the time, effectively using sounds, shadows, and blurred camerawork in this end-of-the world thriller. Lori Nelson is lovingly photographed, playing the comely daughter of Navy vet Paul Birch. It's odd that all the seven survivors gather at once in the beginning of the film, including Richard Denning as (conveniently) a geologist, Adele Jergens (excellent) as a stripper and Mike Connors her punky boyfriend. The film is not uninteresting, and I wonder whether the creature is actually Nelson's transformed boyfriend, since she claims he keeps calling her by name. Worth seeing, but ONLY in widescreen.


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