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Day the World Ended
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December 1955 (USA) See more »
ATTACKED... by a creature from hell! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A rather creepy B-movie See more (49 total) »


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Richard Denning ... Rick
Lori Nelson ... Louise Maddison
Adele Jergens ... Ruby

Mike Connors ... Tony Lamont (as Touch Connors)
Paul Birch ... Jim Maddison
Raymond Hatton ... Pete
Paul Dubov ... Radek
Jonathan Haze ... Contaminated Man
Paul Blaisdell ... Mutant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Corman ... Nelson, Louise's Fiancee in Framed Photograph (uncredited)
Chet Huntley ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
Writing credits
Lou Rusoff (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Alex Gordon .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
Cinematography by
Jockey Arthur Feindel (photography) (as Jock Feindel)
Film Editing by
Ronald Sinclair 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif  (as Harold Rief)
Makeup Department
Steven Clensos .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bartlett A. Carre .... production supervisor (as Bart Carré)
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master
Sound Department
Jean L. Speak .... sound (as Jean Speak)
Special Effects by
Paul Blaisdell .... special effects
Dale Van Sickel .... stunt double
Tom Steele .... stunt double: Mike Connors (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gertrude Reade .... wardrobe
Paul Blaisdell .... mutant costume (uncredited)
Music Department
Ronald Stein .... conductor
Samuel Hoffman .... musician: theremin (uncredited)
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Barbara Bohrer .... script supervisor
James H. Nicholson .... presenter

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Additional Details

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79 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.00 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | USA:Approved (PCA #17722)

Did You Know?

Was shot in nine days.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Obvious stunt doubles for Richard Denning and Mike Connors during their fight scene.See more »
Louise Maddison:[about the mutant] Man created him and God destroyed him, He brought the rain and the clean air.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Mutants (1996) (V)See more »
The S.F. BluesSee more »


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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A rather creepy B-movie, 27 February 2002
Author: Chris Gaskin from Derby, England

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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