THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

FIVE (1951)

#187 is Five (1951). Somehow the worst has happened - nuclear warfare has wiped out the world's population. Roseann (Susan Douglas) roams the countryside looking for people - any people. She eventually finds Michael (William Phipps) holed up in a house up a series of hills making the best of it. Eventually three others come along, including Eric (James Anderson), who survived because he was climbing Mt. Everest at the time (!). And the future of humanity rests on their shoulders?!? Five is populated with some characters that mainly do dumb things. It's sincere and Eric's being a racist who can't stand being around Charles (Charles Lampkin) gives it a sudden, weird and uncomfortable topicality. Arch Oboler, creator of the classic "Lights Out" radio series, was the writer and director of Five. Only for completists of the "last man on earth" genre of films.

TLA one-word review: pretentious