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Day the World Ended (1955)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | December 1955 (USA)
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.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

Lou Rusoff (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

After a nuclear war, an unlikely group of people, including a rancher, a geologist, a crook and his girlfriend, find themselves trapped in the middle of nowhere while battling an ugly mutant created by Paul Blaisdell. The geologist and the crook also find the time to fight over the rancher's daughter, while the moll fumes. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

December 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atom Canavarı See more »

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Budget:

$96,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Blaisdell created and portrayed the monster in the film. The film's monster was made from foam rubber, claws from a magic shop, and toe nails carved from white pine. Due to Blaisdell's height, he had limited visibility while in the costume. This caused problems when he had to carry Nelson, and almost caused Blaisdell to drown when the costume began to fill with water during filming. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt doubles for Richard Denning and Mike Connors during their fight scene. See more »

Quotes

Jim Maddison: Sometimes I have a feeling of doom.
Rick: All I know is there are two forms of life fighting for survival here in this valley, and only one of them can win. It's got to be us!
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK in 1956, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. All cuts were waived in 1991 when the film was granted a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Mutants (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The S.F. Blues
Solo by Pete Candoli
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Missing a scene??
14 February 2005 | by Mark_MarconSee all my reviews

Seeing this film many years ago and now owning the NA-VHS release I recall an additional scene where the Navy vet father tells the Geologist that there is a LUGER with a snail drum in the house and to rescue his daughter with it. He loads up and wounds the mutant and rescues her. My VHS does not have this scene, does anyone remember it also??? Otherwise the film is intact and my comments are that this is still effective for its time but not as good as Panic in Year Zero, which is still the best of the nuclear nightmare flicks and its effect on people and the breakdown of society. Overall 7 rating,noted for atmospheric effects and the moll is great!


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