• Last Woman On Earth - 1960

Faded Color Version

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An interesting take on the post apocalyptic scenario, 1960's Last Woman on Earth is a tale of survival, jealousy, and paranoia.  Directed by Roger Corman, the story focuses on three protagonists who are scuba diving when an unknown event occurs resulting in draining the world’s oxygen supply.  When they come to the surface, they cannot breathe and use their oxygen tanks to get to land.  There they find plants are still producing oxygen and there is enough now to breathe but all other human and animal life is dead.  From here it is a matter of figuring out what to do next; but the fact that two of the survivors are male and one is female causes some obvious issues to arise.  The film is shot in a straight forward manner on location in Puerto Rico with some beautiful scenery.  The acting is nothing Oscar worthy but solid enough to be believable.  The concept alone is creative enough to make the film worth watching.  As the story progresses, you will slowly find yourself being sucked in to the characters’ drama.  Give this film a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.


Betsy Jones-Moreland
Robert Towne (as Edward Wain)
Antony Carbone