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Last Woman on Earth (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 5 August 1960 (USA)
Ev, along with her husband, Harold, and their lawyer friend Martin, are scuba diving while on vacation in Puerto Rico. When they resurface, they gradually conclude that an unexplained, ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

Robert Towne (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Evelyn Gern (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
Antony Carbone ... Harold Gern
Robert Towne ... Martin Joyce (as Edward Wain)
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Storyline

Ev, along with her husband, Harold, and their lawyer friend Martin, are scuba diving 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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They fought for the Ultimate Prize!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Woman on Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Robert Towne didn't have the completed script finished on time. Rather than paying to have both an actor and a screenwriter on location, Roger Corman saved money by drafting Towne to act in the movie as lawyer Martin Joyce (under the name Edward Wain). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Martin Joyce: I killed him. Will we never learn?
Evelyn Gern: He didn't think so.
Martin Joyce: Let's go home.
Evelyn Gern: Where is that?
Martin Joyce: Help me find out.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The original Allied Artists 16mm U.S. television syndication prints were in black and white. See more »

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Little budget and exotic scenarios in this quickie Corman
21 June 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This movie in short budget was made because Corman was in Puerto Rico to shoot ¨Creature from the haunted sea¨(1961) . The film concerns about a trio , Evelin (Betsy Jones Moreland) , her husband (Anthony Carbone) and their lawyer (Edward Wain-Robert Towne) . While they are fishing during vacations on coast of Puerto Rico happens an unexplained disaster , a temporary lack of oxygen . It causes death everybody on the island and may be all the world . Then gradually stay the lonely trio and originating the classical loving triangle between the survivors on earth . The film is a survival drama with romance included and was shot during a few days in minimum budget . It's one of the weirdest ever made by Corman .

The trio protagonist is fine ,a gorgeous Betsy Jones Moreland along with Anthony Carbone , they're Roger Corman's regulars . Special mention for Edward Wain , Robert Towne's pseudonym , he achieved a successful career both , as director and screenwriter , with Oscar included . Screenwriter Robert Towne didn't have the completed script finished on time ; rather than paying to have both an actor and a screenwriter on location , Roger Corman saved money by drafting Towne to act in the movie as a lawyer . Moreland-Carbone-Towne starred at the same time the ¨Creature from the haunted sea¨(about a gangster by creating fear with a fake sea monster then the real shows up) also filmed in Puerto Rico . As it was Roger Corman's practice when going on location to make the most of that location by shooting a second film . In the film intervenes habitual Corman technicians such as cameraman J. Marquette and musician by Ronald Stein who composes an atmospheric score . During the sixties Corman also filmed his biggest hit ¨Little shop of horrors¨, another super-quickie , as freakish as this one . Roger posteriorly carried on the famous Edgar Allan Poe adaptations (The terror , Fall of the house of Usher , Pit and pendulum , Prematural burial , The raven , Masque of the red death) .For Leonard Matlin , the rating is : ¨bomb¨, I think is mediocre . The film is exclusively for hardcore Corman fans .


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