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On the Beach
- Gregory Peck

Overview - After the entire Northern Hemisphere is destroyed by a nuclear war, a group of survivors in Australia prepare for their own inevitable demise. As a deadly cloud of radiation creeps toward the continent, some survivors cling to hopes that life as they know it has continued somewhere, hopes that are fed by the discovery of a mysterious, erratic radio signal emanating from San Diego.  Read more...

 
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Overview

After the entire Northern Hemisphere is destroyed by a nuclear war, a group of survivors in Australia prepare for their own inevitable demise. As a deadly cloud of radiation creeps toward the continent, some survivors cling to hopes that life as they know it has continued somewhere, hopes that are fed by the discovery of a mysterious, erratic radio signal emanating from San Diego. Others, such as Astaire's sardonic, race-car driving physicist and Gardner's world-weary, tippling party girl, throw their energies into squeezing the last drops from their lives. A grim, unflinching clarion call for sanity that inches along at a maddeningly deliberate and suspenseful pace. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute. Academy Award Nominations: 2, Best Editing (Frederic Knudtson) and Best Score (Ernest Gold).

Cast List

Ernest Gold - Composer
Keith Eden
Donna Anderson - American Actress/60s
Lou Vernon
Grant Taylor
Daniel L. Fapp - American Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Daniel Fapp - American Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Dan Fapp - American Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Lee Zavitz
Rudolph Sternad - Production Designer
John Royle
John Tate - Actor/"On The Beach"
Richard Meikle
Anthony Perkins - American actor, PSYCHO
Tony Perkins - American actor, PSYCHO
Ken Wayne
Frederic Knudtson - American Editor
Frederic L. Knudtson - American Editor
Fred Knudtson - American Editor
Nevil Shute - Australian Novelist
Nevil Shute Norway - Australian Novelist
Stanley Kramer - American Producer/Director
Basil Buller Murphy
Fred Astaire - American actor/dancer, BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940
Frederick Austerlitz - American actor/dancer, BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940
Gregory Peck - Oscar winning American actor, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
Eldred Gregory Peck - Oscar winning American actor, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
Jim Barrett
Guy Doleman - Australian Actor
John Paxton - American Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rotunno
The Fontana Sisters
Frank Gatliff - British Supporting Actor
Ava Gardner - American actress, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, MOGAMBO
Ava Lavinia Gardner - American actress, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, MOGAMBO
Lola Brooks
John Meillon - Australian Actor
Harp McGuire

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 134
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 738329136321
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Classic
Nuclear Destruction
Post-Apocalypse
Science-Fiction
Suspense
Thriller
Recommended
Disturbing
Theatrical Release
Australia

 
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Synopsis:
This gripping, anti-nuclear drama imagines the world after the H-bomb is dropped. The only survivors are in Australia, waiting for the clouds of radiation to blow their way. Along with the Australians, is an American submarine crew that was undersea when the bomb exploded. The film tells a tale of human beings copping with imminent death and the final destruction of the earth.

Notes:
Premiered simultaneously in 18 cities on 7 continents. Linus Pauling, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning chemist, said about the film, "It may be that some years from now we can look back and say that ON THE BEACH is the movie that saved the world."

 
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