The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 science fiction horror film based on the Richard Matheson 1954 novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and stars Vincent Price. The script was written in part by Matheson, but he was dissatisfied with the result and chose to be credited as “Logan Swanson”. William Leicester, Furio M. Monetti, and Ubaldo Ragona were the other writers.
It was filmed in Rome, Italy, with some location shots taken at Esposizione Universale Roma. It was released theatrically in the United States by American International Pictures and the UK in 1966. In the 1980s the film fell into the public domain. MGM Home Video, the current owners of the AIP film catalog, released a digitally remastered widescreen print on DVD in September 2005.
The Last Man on Earth
Directed by Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow
Produced by Robert L Lippert, Samuel Z Arkoff, Harold E Knox
Written by Furio M Monetti, Ubaldo Ragona, William Leicester
Based on I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Starring Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Music by Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter
Cinematography Franco Delli Colli
Edited by Gene Ruggiero, Franca Silvi
Distributed by American International Pictures (US), 20th Century Fox (international)
Release dates March 8, 1964
Running time 86 minutes
Country United States / Italy