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The Last Man on Earth

Directed by John G. Blystone
United States, 1924
Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

In the future year of 1940, a young man is rejected and humiliated by a girl and goes off to be a hermit in a redwood forest. By 1950, a dreadful plague of “Masculitis” has killed every male over the age of puberty but our hermit hero.

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The Last Man on Earth Directed by John G. Blystone

Critics reviews

It isn’t perfect in how it depicts an otherwise increasingly desirable scenario, but I’d take anachronous gender roles—assuming, of course, it’s the dominant gender, and taking into account the narrow-minded idiosyncrasies of the era out of which the film originated—and a benignly ineffective, cat-loving president over this fresh hell any day.
November 10, 2017
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The main interest of both [The Last Man on Earth and It’s Great to Be Alive] lies in seeing how an all-female society is set up… [The Last Man on Earth] never entertains the notion that not all women, absent the need or desire to please men, would still want to tease their hair, or apply false eyelashes, or wear skimpy rompers that crawl up the backside as a work uniform in an infectious-disease laboratory, much less as a lady-gangster outfit for a day of man-auctioning and light racketeering.
July 12, 2017
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While “The Last Man on Earth” may take longer to hit its stride than “It’s Great to Be Alive,” once it vaults from the present to the future post-masculitis world of 1950, it is less decorous and more suggestive of changing social norms.
July 07, 2017
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