The Last Man on Earth (1924)

Fantasy, Comedy | 2 November 1924

Director:

John Blystone

Writer:

Donald W. Lee

Cinematographer:

Allen M. Davey

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

In 1932 and 1933, Fox remade this film in Spanish and English-lanuage versions: El último varón sobre la Tierra and It's Great to Be Alive ... More Less

In 1932 and 1933, Fox remade this film in Spanish and English-lanuage versions: El último varón sobre la Tierra and It's Great to Be Alive . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
17 Jan 1925
p. 47.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 November 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 October 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20789
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,637
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Elmer Smith's proposal of marriage is refused by Hattie, his childhood sweetheart, he seeks seclusion in the forest as a hermit. Sometime later (1954), an epidemic of "masculitis" kills all the males in the world over the age of 14 with the single exception of Elmer. When he is discovered by Gertie, a woman gangster on the run, he is taken to Washington and sold to the Government for $10 million. Two senators--the ladies from Virginia and California--then fight it out with boxing gloves in the U. S. Senate chamber to decide who will get Elmer as a husband. Hattie attends the fight, and Elmer--seeing her--rushes to her, claims her for his own, and marries her. A year later, twins are born to them, ensuring the continuation of the human ... +


When Elmer Smith's proposal of marriage is refused by Hattie, his childhood sweetheart, he seeks seclusion in the forest as a hermit. Sometime later (1954), an epidemic of "masculitis" kills all the males in the world over the age of 14 with the single exception of Elmer. When he is discovered by Gertie, a woman gangster on the run, he is taken to Washington and sold to the Government for $10 million. Two senators--the ladies from Virginia and California--then fight it out with boxing gloves in the U. S. Senate chamber to decide who will get Elmer as a husband. Hattie attends the fight, and Elmer--seeing her--rushes to her, claims her for his own, and marries her. A year later, twins are born to them, ensuring the continuation of the human race. +

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