While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Looters and killers are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the business of surviving in a world where, he knows, the old ideals of humanity will be first casualties. Not one to give up, he holds up a store for supplies and hides the family in a cave. Written by
AN ORGY OF LOOTING AND LUST... "A" - DAY WHEN CIVILIZATION CAME TO AN END!
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Re-released in 1965 as "The End of the World" but only appeared as such in a few theaters, mostly in the Los Angeles area (Source: The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures). Was released under the original title thereafter. See more
The white car that almost forces the Baldwins' car off the road is a '56 Buick. The one found crashed is a '54 Chevy. However, it may not be intended as the same automobile, as Rick Baldwin asks "Isn't that the car that almost wrecked us?" See more
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Referenced in Matinee