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October 19, 2011

The World, the Flesh and the Devil

'Millions Flee from Cities! End of the World!' From a Manhattan skyscraper, Ralph Burton surveys the emptiness announced by that chilling newspaper headline. Nuclear doomsday has come. Ralph is sure he is the last person alive. Then a woman appears and the two form a cautious friendship that's threatened when a third survivor arrives.

Fantastic post apocalyptic tale, Harry Belafonte is a survivor bringing electricity to New York city. He struggles with loneliness while hoping for other survivors. It is an anti nuclear, anti ware cautionary tale.
Modern viewers may notice the lack of Zombies and Vampires. ~Mike

Askith Media Library 53453-D 95 minutes 1959

Posted by mcmike at October 19, 2011 09:01 AM


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