The Last Man on Earth (1924 film)

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For other films with the same title, see The Last Man on Earth (1964 film) and The Last Man on Earth (2011 film).
For the television series, see The Last Man on Earth (TV series).
The Last Man on Earth
Directed by John G. Blystone
Written by Donald W. Lee, John D. Swain
Starring Earle Foxe
Cinematography Allen M. Davey
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
November 2, 1924 (US)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Last Man on Earth (1924) was a silent comedy film directed by John G. Blystone, starring Earle Foxe[1] and produced by Fox Film Corporation and loosely based on Mary Shelley's 1826 novel The Last Man.[citation needed] 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).


In the year 1960, a plague known as "male-itis" has killed every fertile man on Earth over the age of 12. Boys under the age of 12 have been vaccinated, but they are all rendered sterile. Womankind takes over the world and a woman becomes President of the United States.

Meanwhile, a female aviator, Gertie (Grace Cunard), flying over the Ozarks finds smoke rising from the chimney of a cabin. She discovers a reclusive hillbilly named Elmer Smith (Earle Foxe) living there with his sweetheart Hattie (Derelys Perdue). He is captured and examined at a hospital. All the women in the world soon begin to fight over Smith.


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