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Last Woman on Earth (1960)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  5 August 1960 (USA)
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Ev, along with her husband, Harold, and their lawyer friend Martin, are swimming while on vacation in Puerto Rico. When they resurface, they gradually conclude that an unexplained, ... See full summary »

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Evelyn Gern (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
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Ev, along with her husband, Harold, and their lawyer friend Martin, are swimming while on vacation in Puerto Rico. When they resurface, they gradually conclude that an unexplained, temporary interruption of oxygen has killed everyone on the island... maybe even the world! Written by Kim Williams <KDWms@webtv.net>

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It was Roger Corman's practice when going on location to make the most of that location by shooting a second film. This film was made because Corman was in Puerto Rico to shoot Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961). See more »

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Despite the fact that all oxygen was supposed to have run out, two birds can clearly be seen flying past when the three survivors first go down to the beach. See more »

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Martin Joyce: You mean you'd exile one-third of the human race?
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This was produced by Roger Corman's Filmgroup company. On the Allied Artists televison prints, it is listed as "A Film Group Picture." See more »

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Yet Another Underrated Corman Film
17 June 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

This very underrated low budget end of the world movie focuses on what drives men against one another. When the world's oxygen supply is inexplicably cut off for a short time, a trio of divers using oxygen tanks, a married couple named Harold (Anthony Carbone) & Evelyn Gern (Betsy Jones-Moreland) and their friend Martin Joyce(Robert Towne), suddenly find they are from all appearances the only 3 people left alive. But 2 men and 1 woman don't make for a very good mix we soon discover.

This is absolute fascinating to watch unfold. Jones-Moreland gives one of her finest performances and the final showdown between Harold and Martin in the Church is an unforgettable moment.

One problem the film has is it never really explains things enough...they just happen but maybe that's not such a bad thing after all come to think of it.


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