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ZkinandBonez
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Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
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10-Jul-2021, 1:49 PM
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10-Jul-2021, 2:03 PM
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Now this is a fascinating film. It’s essentially the first post apocalyptic zombie film, that is, except for the fact that the modern concept of zombies hadn’t been invented yet, so in this film a nuclear apocalypse creates a society of vampires–sensitivity to sunlight, garlic, and all. They are however more slow moving and “zombie-like” in the film than the original novel.

The Last Man on Earth (1964)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feQIhzNpBLQ - from the ARF YouTube channel (1 hour 27 mns long - 720p)

Synopsis:
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

Directed by Sidney Salkow & Ubaldo B. Ragona.

Cast: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia & Emma Danieli.

Trivia:
The first of three adaptations of the 1954 novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, the second being The Omega Man (1971) starring Charlton Heston and the third in 2007 starred Will Smith and kept the original title.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

And the colourized version if you wish to dabble in such things:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MGssnLkVGI