A Boy and His Dog (1974)

USA, 1973
91m
35mm film, Techniscope, “color by Technicolor”, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by L.Q. Jones. Production began on 25 June 1973 1Daily Variety 5 October 1973 p.8

Plot Summary

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a young man roams the wastelands with his telepathic dog. They find their way to an underground society where the inhabitants plan to use him for breeding stock.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: L.Q. Jones
© Third L.Q.J, Inc.
This has been an LQJaf presentation
Produced by: Alvy Moore
Associate Producer: Tom Connors
Screenplay by: L.Q. Jones
Based on the Awards Winning Novella by: Harlan Ellison
Photographed by: John Arthur Morrill
Film Editor: Scott Conrad
Music by: Tim McIntire
Production Mixer: Rod Sutton
Wardrobe: Carolyn Moore
Make Up: Wes Dawn
Special Effects: Frank Rowe
Production Design: Ray Boyle

Cast
Don Johnson
Susanne Benton
Jason Robards
Tim McIntire as [the voice of] Blood
Alvy Moore ( Moore)
Helene Winston (Mez)
Charles McGraw (preacher)
Hal Baylor (Michael)
Ron Feinberg (Fellini)
Mike Rupert (Gary)
Michael Hershman (Richard)

Alternative Titles

2024: Apocalipsis nuclear – Spain
2024: Apocalipsis nuclear (Un muchacho y su perro) – Spain
Apocalípsis 2024 – Belgium (French), France, Spain
Apocalypse 2024: A Boy and His Dog
– Germany (re-release)
Apocalypse 2024 – Un ragazzo, un cane, due inseparabili amici
– Italy
Chlopiec i jego pies
– Poland
Çocuk ve Kðek
– Turkey
A Fiú és a kutyája
– Hungary
Der Junge mit dem Hund
– West Germany
Mad Don
– Denmark
O Menino e seu Cachorro
– Brazil
Un muchacho y su perro
– Argentina
Um Rapaz e o Seu Cão
– Portugal

References

Periodicals

  • American Cinematographer vol.85 no.4 (April 2004) p.22 – illustrated DVD review (DVD Playback by John Calhoun)
  • Cinefantastique vol.5 no.1 (Spring 1976) pp.14-22; 15-23
  • Classic Images no.283 (January 1999) pp.41-42 – video review (Video views by John Nangle)
  • Daily Variety 5 October 1973 p.8 – credits (Film production chart)
  • Empire no.190 (April 2005) p.162 – DVD review (RWD: A Boy and His Dog by Kim Newman)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.227 no.1 (29 June 1973) pp.18 – credits
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.238 no.25 (9 October 1975) p.9
  • Image et Son no.307 (June/July 1976) pp.88-92
  • Jump Cut no.12/13 (December 1976) pp.14-17
  • The Listener vol.116 no.2987 (20 November 1986) p.32
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.50 no.594 (July 1983) p.196 – video review
  • Science Fiction Film and Television vol.1 no.2 (2008) pp.341-360 – DVD review (DVD reviews: A Boy and His Dog by Peter Wright)
  • Starlog no.68 (March 1983) pp.20-21 – illustrated article (Science fiction's finest shaggy-dog story by Ed Naha)
  • Take One vol.4 no.12 (July/August 1974) pp.36-37
  • Variety 26 March 1975 pp.32; 34-35

Books

  • After the World Ends by Claude Gaillard p.23 – illustrated review
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.322-323
  • BFI Screen Guides: 100 Science Fiction Films by Barry Keith Grant pp.23-24
  • Fright Night on Channel 9 by James Arena pp.201-202
  • Heroes, Monsters and Values: Science Fiction Films of the 1970sby Michael Berman and R.S. Dalviu (eds.) pp.viii, 34, 136, 189
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.43
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick pp.82-83
  • Sci-fi Chronicles by Guy Haley (ed.) p.274
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Handbook by Alan Frank p.25 – credits, review
  • Science Fiction Films of the Seventies by Craig W. Anderson pp.97-104