No Blade Of Grass Daybill Poster Original 1970 Nigel Davenport
Daybill Poster.No Blade of Grass is a 1970 British-American apocalyptic science fiction film co-written, directed and produced by Cornel Wilde and starring Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, and John Hamill. It is an adaptation of John Christopher's novel The Death of Grass (1956) and follows the survivors of a plague that has hit London in the near future. When London is overwhelmed by food riots caused by a global famine, a man tries to lead his family to safety in Westmorland. The original cut of No Blade of Grass contained a graphic scene where a group of three biker men abduct and rape Ann Custance (played by Jean Wallace) and her 16 year old virgin daughter, Mary (played by Lynne Frederick). The intense graphic nature and sexual violence of the scene generated some mild controversy from critics who felt it was gratuitous. Compounding matters was that Lynne Frederick, who was one of the rape victims in the scene, was only 15 at the time and questions over the use of a body double remain a controversial topic to this day.