“I’ve got to find out once and for all about those other people — I owe it to them; I owe it to myself.”
Five survivors of a nuclear holocaust must deal with their circumstances and each other.
- Arch Oboler Films
- Nuclear Holocaust
- Science Fiction
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary points out, this groundbreaking film by Arch Oboler is known for being the first cinematic depiction of “the aftermath of nuclear warfare”. The pacing is a bit uneven, and some of the characterizations are unnecessarily cliched, but the film nonetheless possesses a true sense of pathos and despair. Especially notable is Susan Douglas’s nuanced performance as the shellshocked, pregnant housewife who must deal with the survival of both herself and her unborn child.
- The first film to depict a possible nuclear holocaust
- Susan Douglas’s heartbreaking performance
- Scenes of post-nuclear cities devoid of all life
Yes; this one is worth checking out.