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On the Beach (1959)

On the Beach
6.6 Rating
(71 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

Cmdr. Dwight Lionel Towers, USS Sawfish
Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner

Moira Davidson
Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Julian Osborne
Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

Lt. Peter Holmes - Royal Australian Navy
Donna Anderson

Donna Anderson

Mary Holmes
John Tate

John Tate

Adm. Bridie
Harp McGuire

Harp McGuire

Lt. Sunderstrom
Lola Brooks

Lola Brooks

Lt. Hosgood


Written by
John Paxton

John Paxton

(screenplay)
Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute

(novel)


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A classic, but vintage 1950s

6 years, 3 months ago at Apr 29 12:15
I have read Nevil Shute's On the beach and hadn't I been sitting in a high-speed train where windows cannot be opened, I'd have chucked it out. I wrote a scathing review, instead. I love the remake/new version from 2000 (it's one of my all time favourites and never fails to move me to tears). So I was eagerly awaiting a chance to see this one.
Sigh. Like the book, it hasn't aged too well. ... read more
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Description: The war is over. Nobody won. Only the inhabitants of Australia and the men of the US submarine Sawfish have escaped the nuclear destruction and radiation. Captain Dwight Towers (Gregory Peck) takes the Sawfish on a mission to see if an approaching radiation cloud has weakened, but returns with grim news: the cloud is lethal. With the ... (more)
Release date: 17 December 1959
UPC: 027616837226
Drama (9), Suicide (6), Romance (6), Submarine (6), Australia (5), War (5), 1950s (5), Radiation (4), Ocean (3), Sci-fi (3), Dystopia (3), Usa (3), Post Apocalyptic (2), Fantasy/sci-fi (2), 1959 (2), End Of World (2), Nuclear (2), Radiation Poisoning (2), Cold War (2), Nuclear Fallout (2)
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