The Last Man on Earth

Synopsis: When a plague devastated life on Earth, the population died or became a sort of zombie living in the dark. Dr. Robert Morgan is the unique healthy survivor on the planet, having a routine life for his own survival: he kills the night creatures along the day and maintains the safety of his house, to be protected along the night. He misses his beloved wife and daughter, consumed by the outbreak, and he fights against his loneliness to maintain mentally sane. When Dr. Morgan finds the contaminated Ruth Collins, he uses his blood to heal her and he becomes the last hope on Earth to help the other contaminated survivors. But the order of this new society is scary.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Production: MGM
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

but it's not like any bacilli I've ever known.

In what way?

It can't be destroyed by any process

we've been able to uncover.

But with the whole world trying,

there must be a solution.

Mommy, when are we gonna cut the cake?

Right now our problem is to cut that cake.

- Mommy.

- Coming.

The wind wake you up?

It always does.

How do you feel?

- I'm all right.

- Don't get up, honey.

- I'm not sick, I'll make your breakfast.

- You don't have to.

I'll be all right. Go on and read your paper.

All right.

Sweetheart, look, if you don't feel well,

please go back to bed.

I'm just a little tired, that's all.

I wish somebody would find a vaccine.

It's all we're working on at the lab.

Maybe you better not send her

to school today.

All right.

- Do you think you should go to work?

- I have to.

Bob, I'm so frightened.

Everything's going to be

all right, sweetheart.

- Well?

- The bacilli are multiplying.

That kicks the bone marrow theory

in the head.

This specimen shows a higher white count...

than when I put it on the slide.

Those cells are still living, Dr. Mercer,

off one another.

There has to be an answer.

You've heard all communications

are ended outside the continental limits?

Yes, I heard.

That leaves it in our laps.

So we keep trying. Where's Cortman?

He should be here by now.

You two stay on this virus theory

until I decide it's exhausted.


- Yes, sir?

- Morgan will fill you in.

All right, sir.

And what did the great man of science

have to say today?

- More of the usual?

- He's trying, Ben. Just like the rest of us.

And nothing works.

The streets are swarming

with truckloads of bodies...

that they're throwing

into that God-awful pit.

And the dedicated Dr. Mercer goes on...

with his plodding, unimaginative approach.

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William F. Leicester

William F. Leicester was born on August 25, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as William Francis Leicester. He was a writer and actor, known for The Last Man on Earth (1964), Gunsmoke (1955) and Tales of Wells Fargo (1957). He was married to Ann Leicester. He died on January 9, 1969 in Van Nuys, California, USA. more…

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