better than last man on earth and predates it. didn’t know of milland as a director until i watched this one. like last man on earth this is an apocalyptic film – nuclear war breaks out all over the world and a family from los angeles heads for the hills to ride things out. it does a good job of covering a lot of the aspects of the panic that results from such an event. the breakdown of civil society, atavistic impulses surge, and a contemporary film turns into a western.