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The Last Man on Earth


The Last Man on Earth

(Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow, 1964)

Cast. Vincent Price (Dr. Robert Morgan), Franca Bettoia (Ruth Collins), Emma Danieli (Virginia Morgan), Giacomo Rossi Stuart (Ben Cortman), Umberto Raho (Dr. Mercer), Christi Courtland (Kathy Morgan), Antonio Corevi (Governor), and Ettore Ribotta (TV Reporter).

Based on the science-fiction and vampire horror novel I am Legend, written by Richard Matheson and published in 1954. Matheson also wrote a dozen Twilight Zone episodes and the Star Trek episode “The Enemy Within.”

Along with I am Legend inspiring this film and several more, Matheson's other short stories and novels have inspired still others. His early novels Riding the Nightmare and Someone is Bleeding, for example, became Cold Sweat and Les seins de glace (Icy Breasts), respectively.

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