Film (1970). Symbol/MGM. Dir Cornel Wilde, starring Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, Anthony May, Lynne Frederick. Screenplay Sean Forestal, Jefferson Pascal, based on The Death of Grass (1956) by John CHRISTOPHER. 96 mins cut to 80 mins. Colour.
   Cereal crops all die and society breaks down. A family journeys across chaotic England, battling armed groups of marauders who are searching for food, and reach sanctuary in the Lake District. Wilde had previously dealt well with the stripping away of civilizedinstincts in The Naked Prey (1966), so this story must have attracted him, but NBOG has an amateurish quality, reinforced by poor acting, though the depiction of anarchy is zestful. The film is disjointed, partly due to drastic cutting before release.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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