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No Blade of Grass (1970)

When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Custance
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Ann Custance
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Roger Burnham
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Mary Custance
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David Custance
Ruth Kettlewell ...
Fat Woman
M.J. Matthews ...
George
Michael Percival ...
Police Constable
Tex Fuller ...
Mr. Beaseley
Simon Merrick ...
T.V. Interviewer (Fred Gray)
Anthony Sharp ...
Sir Charles Brenner
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Mr. Sturdevant
Anthony May ...
Pirrie
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Clara
Max Hartnell ...
Lieutenant
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A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John Custance, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's farm in Scotland, where hopefully, there will be food and safety for all of them. Along the way, they encounter hostile soldiers, biker gangs, and all manner of people who are all too willing to take advantage of travelers for a mouthful of food. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net> (edited by TrivWhiz)

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THE CREEPING TERROR DRIFTED TOWARDS THEM STAMPING OUT ALL CIVILIZATION IN ITS EERIE PATH! See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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23 October 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Death of Grass  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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First film of Lynne Frederick. See more »

Quotes

Clara: Here, how long are we gonna be up there on this farm?
Pirrie: Hell do I know? Why?
Clara: [Sarcastically] Well, we're gonna have a smashin' time up there, arn't we?
Pirrie: You forget the smashin' time. just keep your legs crossed.
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No Blade Of Grass
By Louis Nelius and Charles Carroll
Sung by Roger Whittaker
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No Blade of Grass
17 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie only once years ago and have never forgotten it. I remember nothing about the direction. I only remember how horrified I was by the movie. With today's headlines of global warming, war (is it a war yet?)in the Middle East, horrible crimes against humanity worldwide, famine, ecological disasters, you name it... this movie pops into my head all too frequently. I wish it would come out on DVD. Certainly there are equally badly directed movies on the market today. I think this movie would strike a note today (even if it is snickering or guffawing at it's overall horridness). It may not be as good as Shawn of the Dead, but it has certainly stuck in my mind over all these years as one of the best consuming ecological disaster movies I've ever seen.


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