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The Last Man on Earth (1924 film)

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Director  John G. Blystone
Screenplay  Donald W. Lee
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Cinematography  Allen M. Davey
The Last Man on Earth (1924 film) movie poster
Language  Silent film English intertitles
Writer  Donald W. Lee, John D. Swain
Release date  November 2, 1924 (US)
Cast  Earle Foxe (Elmer Smith), Grace Cunard (Gertie), Gladys Tennyson (Frisco Kate), Derelys Perdue (Hattie), Maurice Murphy (Elmer's Pal), Clarissa Selwynne (Dr. Prodwell)
Similar movies  Accion mutante (1993), The Strong Man (1926), Spaceman (1997), Good Boy! (2003), AE: Apocalypse Earth
Tagline  You've Heard About the Battle of the Century and the Great World War But Wait Until You See the Battle of All Time That the Girls Put Up for THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

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The Last Man on Earth is a 1924 American silent comedy film directed by John G. Blystone, starring Earle Foxe and produced by Fox Film Corporation and loosely based on Mary Shelley's 1826 novel The Last Man. The film was remade as the semi-musical comedy It's Great to Be Alive (1933), and influenced the sci-fi novel Mr. Adam (1946).


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In the year 1950, a plague known as "masculitis" has killed every fertile man on Earth over the age of 14. Womankind takes over the world and a woman becomes President of the United States.

Meanwhile, a female aviator, Gertie (Grace Cunard), flying over a redwood forest, finds smoke rising from the chimney of a cabin, where she discovers a reclusive hillbilly named Elmer Smith (Earle Foxe). He is captured and examined at a hospital. All the women in the world soon begin to fight over Smith.


  • Earle Foxe as Elmer Smith
  • Grace Cunard as Gertie
  • Gladys Tennyson as Frisco Kate
  • Derelys Perdue as Hattie
  • Maurice Murphy as Elmer's Pal
  • Clarissa Selwynne as Dr. Prodwell
  • Fay Holderness as Elmer's Mother
  • Marion Aye as Red Sal
  • Harry Dunkinson as Elmer's Father
  • Marie Astaire as Paula Prodwell
  • Pauline French as Furlong
  • Jean Johnston as Hattie (age 6)
  • William Steele as Hattie's Father
  • Buck Black as Elmer (age 8)
  • Jean Dumas as Hattie's Mother
  • Preservation status

    Copies of The Last Man on Earth are held in the Cinematheque Royale de Belgique in Brussels and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


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