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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 »

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Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Evelyn Gern (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
Antony Carbone ...
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Martin Joyce (as Edward Wain)
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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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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 »

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

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[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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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 »

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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Moves along at a steady clip.
11 May 2004 | by See 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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