Wednesday, December 12, 2007

LAST WOMAN ON EARTH - Ron Stein - "Craps Radio Hotel" (1960)

"Last Woman On Earth" is an interesting film in many aspects, it's just not real interesting to watch. Basically made with only 3 actors in Puerto Rico, why? Because they were there! The extraordinary acting skills of Betsy Jones-Moreland & Anthony Carbone just aren't enough, because there's just something missing in this one, but the swinging sounds supplied by Ron Stein play on mostly in the background, setting the scene in the casino & on the island to good effect!
In The Casino
Island Radio Betsy Jones-Moreland is undoubtedly a great choice, if you had to make one, to be the "Last Woman On Earth!" At least that part works for us!!


Greg Goodsell said...

Love Betsy's poignant, "Mirror, mirror on the wall" speech and her use of the lisptick.

Anonymous said...

This is quite an impressive Corman of his very best, IMHO. And the widescreen restoration on the PUERTO RICO TRILOGY DVD from Retromedia is easily the best, with excellent color, and boasts a delightful commentary by Fred Olen Ray with the late Betsy Jones Moreland and Anthony Carbone.

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