The Late, Great Planet Earth

The Late, Great Planet Earth

Orson Welles narrates a doomsday scenario backed by biblical dramatizations.

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The Late, Great Planet Earth


Documentary90 Mins1978PG

This film depicts the end of the world through literal interpretations of Biblical prophecies. Moving from ancient times to the looming apocalypse, the story warns of false prophets and focuses on the problems besetting the globe during the late 1970s, including pollution, famine and military conflict, with fictional events leading up to tension between various nations. What follows are increasingly large battles and, ultimately, World War III and the destruction of the planet.


  • Dark
  • Tense
  • Somber