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No Blade of Grass (1970)

No Blade of Grass (1970)





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A London family tries to move to the Scottish countryside in the wake of social chaos prompted by pollution. John (Nigel Davenport), his wife Ann (Jean Wallace) and their marriageable daughter Mary (Lynne Frederick) contend with street thugs, murderers and people fleeing deadly toxic clouds in an animalistic struggle for survival. The family is joined by a violent hippie (Anthony May) and his girlfriend Clara (Wendy Richard) as they try to leave before martial law and complete anarchy ensue.

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Nigel Davenport
as John Custance
Jean Wallace
as Ann Custance
Lynne Frederick
as Mary Custance
John Hamill
as Roger Burnham
Patrick Holt
as David Custance
Anthony May
as Andrew Pirrie
George Coulouris
as Mr. Sturdevant
Ruth Kettlewell
as Fat Woman
Michael Percival
as Police Constable
Tex Fuller
as Mr.Beaseley
Simon Merrick
as TV Interviewer
Anthony Sharp
as Sir Charles Brenner
Max Hartnell
as Lieutenant
John Lewis
as Corporal
Norman Atkyns
as Dr. Cassop
Cornel Wilde
as Narrator
John Avison
as Yorkshire Sergeant
Geoffrey Hooper
as Tweed Jacket
William Duffy
as Murdered Farmer
Mervyn Patrick
as Joe Ashton
Denise Mockler
as Emily Ashton
Allan Ross
as Alf Parsons
Karen Terry
as Parsons' Daughter
Joan Ward
as Mrs. Parsons
Brian Crabtree
as Joe Harris
Susan Sydney
as Liz Harris
Michael Landy
as Jess Arkwright
Louise Kay
as Susan Arkwright
Bruce Myers
as Bill Riggs
Margaret Chapman
as Prudence Riggs
Bridget Brice
as Jill Locke
Reg Staniford
as Mr.Blennit
Maureen Rutter
as Mrs. Blennit
Joanna Annin
as Joe's Wife
John Buckley
as Captain
Malcolm Toes
as Sergeant Major
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Cornel Wilde's grim, fatalistic end-of-the-world thriller... is a forgotten dystopian classic of its time.

February 19, 2012 | Full Review…
Turner Classic Movies Online

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