The Day the World Ended was filmmaker Roger Corman’s modest entree into the realm of science fiction. The film begins at "The End"–or rather, the years following an all-out atomic war. A group of survivors find refuge in a well-protected valley owned by Maddison (Paul Birch) and his daughter Louise (Lori Nelson). Conflicts of a romantic nature erupt among Louise and her two erstwhile suitors, gun-wielding Tony (Touch–later Mike–Connors) and geologist Rick (Richard Denning), but these are shunted aside when it develops that the valley is infested with mutated, radioactive animals. Before long, a few similarly mutated human beings begin wandering into view.
Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens, Paul Birch, Jonathan Haze
1956, B&W, 80 minutes