GenreComedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi CinematographyAllen M. Davey
English intertitles WriterDonald W. Lee, John D. Swain Release dateNovember 2, 1924 (US) CastEarle Foxe (Elmer Smith), Grace Cunard (Gertie), Gladys Tennyson (Frisco Kate), Derelys Perdue (Hattie), Maurice Murphy (Elmer's Pal), Clarissa Selwynne (Dr. Prodwell) Similar moviesAccion mutante (1993), The Strong Man (1926), Spaceman (1997), Good Boy! (2003), AE: Apocalypse Earth
TaglineYou'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
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.