The Last Man on Earth by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow (1964)

About The Last Man on Earth

In Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow’s The Last Man on Earth, a plague devastated life on Earth, and the population died or became a sort of zombie living in the dark. Dr. Robert Morgan is the unique healthy survivor on the planet, having a routine life for his own survival: he kills the night creatures along the day and maintains the safety of his house, to be protected along the night. He misses his beloved wife and daughter, consumed by the outbreak, and he fights against his loneliness to maintain mentally sane. When Dr. Morgan finds the contaminated Ruth Collins, he uses his blood to heal her and he becomes the last hope on Earth to help the other contaminated survivors. But the order of this new society is scary. (IMDb)

About Ubaldo Ragona

During his early life, Ragona was very interested by movies and became the director of an Italian cinematography journal “Passo Ridotto”.
At the beginning of his career he focused on documentaries, moving to feature films after a period of break.

About Sidney Salkow

American director of second features, the son of a tailor. Many of his films were competent, but routine westerns, war films and crime melodramas. He first worked for Republic, joining Universal between 1936 and 1938. At Columbia (1940-43, 1947, and 1952-53), he handled, among other assignments, four instalments of the popular Lone Wolf series. 

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