The Noah is a 1975 post-apocalyptic fiction film written and directed by Daniel Bourla, starring Robert Strauss in his final film performance.

The Noah
Directed byDaniel Bouria
Written byDaniel Bouria
StarringRobert Strauss
Release date
CountryUnited States


Noah (Strauss) is the sole survivor on our planet after a nuclear holocaust. To cope with his loneliness, he creates an imaginary companion, then a companion for his companion (played by off-screen voice performances by Geoffrey Holder and Sally Kirkland) and finally an entire civilization - a world of illusion in which there is no reality but Noah, and no rules but those of the extinct world of his memory.[1]


The film was shot in Puerto Rico in 1968, but was not completed until 1974 when funds were found for editing and the layout of its complicated sound track. It premiered on April 11, 1975 with midnight weekend screenings at the Waverly Thetre in NYC but only had four showings, with increasing audience, when a lawyer confiscated the print with a judgment for an alleged production debt - ending its run. The Noah remained unseen until 1997, when it was featured on a film classics appreciation program broadcast in New York by CUNY TV, the cable television station operated by the City University of New York. A 2005 article on Film Threat and a follow-up interview on the same site with Bourla resulted in its DVD debut in 2006.[2]


  • Robert Strauss as Noah
  • Geoffrey Holder as Friday (voice)
  • Sally Kirkland as Friday-Anne (voice)
  • David Bourla as Little Boy (voice)
  • Richard Thompkins as College Student (voice)
  • James Keach as Various voices
  • Herbert Hartig as Various voices
  • Jack Schneider as Sgt Kowalsky (voice)


  1. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "The Noah (1975)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  2. ^ Cineaste coverage

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