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The Last Man on Earth -- Vincent Price is the only survivor after a plague wipes out the human race, and struggles with loneliness. Restored and In Color!

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Director:
Writers:
William F. Leicester (screenplay) and
Richard Matheson (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
8 March 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
By night they leave their graves, crawling, shambling, through empty streets, whimpering, pleading, begging for his blood! See more »
Plot:
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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Your new society sounds charming See more (160 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... Dr. Robert Morgan
Franca Bettoia ... Ruth Collins
Emma Danieli ... Virginia Morgan
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Ben Cortman (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Umberto Raho ... Dr. Mercer (as Umberto Rau)
Christi Courtland ... Kathy Morgan
Antonio Corevi ... Governor (as Tony Corevi)
Ettore Ribotta ... TV Reporter (as Hector Ribotta)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Ruth Collins (voice) (uncredited)
Rolando De Rossi ... (uncredited)
Giuseppe Mattei ... New People Leader (uncredited)
Alessandro Tedeschi ... Passerby (uncredited)

Directed by
Ubaldo Ragona (Italian prints) (as Ubaldo B. Ragona)
Sidney Salkow (uncredited in Italian prints)
 
Writing credits
William F. Leicester (screenplay) and
Richard Matheson (screenplay) (as Logan Swanson)

Richard Matheson (novel "I Am Legend")

Furio M. Monetti  screenplay
Ubaldo Ragona  screenplay (as Ubaldo B. Ragona)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Harold E. Knox .... associate producer
Robert L. Lippert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
Bert Shefter 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Delli Colli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
Franca Silvi 
 
Production Design by
Giorgio Giovannini 
 
Set Decoration by
Brunello Serena Ulloa 
 
Costume Design by
Angiolina Menichelli  (as Lilly Menichelli)
 
Makeup Department
Piero Mecacci .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lionello Meucci .... assistant production manager
Vico Vaccaro .... production manager
Luciano Volpato .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlo Grandone .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Enzo Silvestri .... sound engineer
Armando Timpani .... sound recordist
Bruno Zanoli .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfonso Avincola .... still photographer (uncredited)
Angelo Lannutti .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Alvaro Lanzoni .... camera operator (uncredited)
Renato Pedrini .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Federico Tocci .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Frosali .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alfonso D'Artega .... orchestrator
Norman B. Schwartz .... music editor (as Norman Schwartz)
 
Other crew
Rita Agostini .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Franco Rispoli .... production secretary (uncredited)
Ermete Santini .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Damned Walk at Midnight" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2007) | Germany:16 | Portugal:M/12 | UK:PG (2007) | UK:X (1966) | USA:Unrated
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Trivia:
To more accurately show how grueling it was for his character to survive, Vincent Price insisted on lifting real people into the back of his car instead of dummies. This is why it seems he's taking extra care with the bodies. For the scene at the pit, however, he's handling dummies for obvious reasons.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Morgan drops his bag of stakes on the driveway before loading the bodies into his car, then he gets directly into the car without picking up the stakes.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Robert Morgan:Another day to live through. Better get started.
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28 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Your new society sounds charming, 4 May 2006
Author: manicgecko from United States

Why haven't I heard about this film. Matheson's "I am legend" comes to life in this truly scary film. I have never wanted such small bits of happiness to occur in my life. I found myself cheering for a wormy poodle for damn's sake, that is how much this movie has gotten to me. Price once again shows he belongs with the masters. Everybody is comparing this to NOTLD and Omega man. This movie is in a separate league, even if based of the same story. The latter 2 go for the 30 second attention span of todays movie watchers, while Last Man gets you really thinking about how to go on if you were the last man, looking for simple joys such as watching home movies, and finding frustration to the point where you can't help but laugh to keep from crying.

Not that this movie is not without faults. Apparently once you become infected you lose all body mass and a person can tuck a full grown man under his arm and throw him into a station wagon. Also the infected citizens could have been a little more convincing. I realize this is a spaghetti horror film but come on, it is easy to see how Price can sleep at nights. Finally as with most movies like this they apparently were running out of film so somebody hollered " wrap it up" and plop - there is the ending - ruining an expertly filmed first 2/3 of this movie.

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