Harry Belafonte plays a miner who gets trapped in a small cave-in. He digs his way out to find every living soul on earth has vanished; that is until he discovers Inger Stevens. This tale of a post-apocalyptic world is heightened by some interesting sexual and racial overtones.
Harry Belafonte ... Ralph Burton
Inger Stevens ... Sarah Crandall
Mel Ferrer ... Benson Thacker
Director: Ranald MacDougall
Codecs: XVid / MP3
This movie will grab your interest and exercise your moral fiber. Race, prejudice and pride are but minor subplots in this excellent film. A fair minded humanitarian man discovers the true nature of life and friendship. A sheltered woman finds the friendship of a man that is everything she loves in a person, but nothing at all like her indoctrination would suggest. Suddenly her psychological paradise is shattered, when a third person comes along that threatens to bring back all the old ways of thinking that separated people and cultures throughout generations. Black and white has never been so colorful.
A very thought provoking movie that was not accepted at the time, but in retrospect, way way ahead of its time. In a racially charged world it put forth the premise that race, in the final analysis, is superficial and meaningless. Once you strip away the layers of conditioning and socialization, you find, at the core, good and evil and the age old struggle as to which will prevail. A simple story, told directly and honestly. On a scale of 1 to 10, its an 11.
I t has been years since I have seen this movie ..but is one that stood out among the rest ...a simple story , but with a great social comment to make , don't know anyone one else who has seen it ...but remember the plot and story so well ..made the year I was born ...would love to see it again ..
* To film the striking images of a deserted New York City, the cast and crew had to start filming at dawn in order to capture the city before the early morning rush. This gave them no more than an hour or two per day in which to film the sequence.