Title (Year): The World the Flesh and the Devil (1958)
GRS Rating: 5 of 5
Notable Cast: Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer
Duration: 1 hr, 35 min
Comments: A man becomes trapped in a coal mine in Pennsylvania. He's down there for five days waiting to be dug out. Then, the digging stops. In frustration and panic, he digs his own way out. He finds that everybody has disappeared. Back home in New York City, he learns that one nation released a radioactive cloud into the atmosphere. This explains the missing people.
This post-apocalyptic film is very good. It goes beyond the end of the world and examines social taboos of the late '50s and early '60s.