GenreDrama, Sci-Fi Duration CountryUnited Kingdom
WriterSean Forestal, Jefferson Pascal Release dateOctober 23, 1970 (1970-10-23) (United States) ScreenplaySean Forestal, Jefferson Pascal CastNigel Davenport (John Custance), Jean Wallace (Ann Custance), John Hamill (Roger Burnham), Lynne Frederick (Mary Custance), Patrick Holt (David Custance), Ruth Kettlewell (Fat Woman) Similar moviesCarriers, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Quarantine, I Am Legend, Mimic, Contagion
TaglineThe creeping terror drifted towards them stamping out all civilization in its eerie path!
No Blade of Grass is a 1970 British-American apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Cornel Wilde and starring Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, and John Hamill. It is an adaptation of John Christopher's novel The Death of Grass (1956) and follows the survivors of a plague that has hit London in the not too distant future. When London is overwhelmed by food riots caused by a global famine, a man tries to lead his family to safety in Scotland.
For a more complete summary of the plot, see The Death of Grass, a 1956 novel by Samuel Youd (pen-name John Christopher). The film is based on this novel.
The novel portrays a realistic hypothesis of how quickly civilization would break down when faced with this kind of disaster. As such, the film features multiple images of dead animals and violence, including a rape scene. There is also footage of a live birth, a woman breastfeeding, and other nudity.