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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 swimming 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 swimming 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!


Certificate:

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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

The first dead girl the main characters find moves her arm as they walk away from her. See more »

Quotes

Martin Joyce: You mean you'd exile one-third of the human race?
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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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Referenced in En prácticas: Instituto RTVE (2010) See more »

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Moves along at a steady clip.
11 May 2004 | by CelluloidTimeSee all my reviews

"Last Woman On Earth" moves along at a steady clip and has an exciting ending (with a disappointing conclusion).  It is a film that benefits from smart writing, an on location shoot, and an interesting meshing of script with Jazzy soundtrack. There is an underwater scene that was quite excellently filmed. For that matter, the whole film was quite excellently filmed.  Even though this film predates the first James Bond film, it has a bit of a "Dr. No" feel to it.  No, it is no "Dr. No", but neither was its budget a Bond budget. You're not missing much if you never see "Last Woman On Earth", but if you do see it you won't feel like you wasted 71 minutes of your life.  It's a pretty good film -- a sad little tale about good and evil.


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