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Gregory Peck Gregory Peck
Cmdr. Dwight Lionel Towers
Ava Gardner Ava Gardner
Moira Davidson
Fred Astaire Fred Astaire
Julian Osborn
Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins
Lt. Peter Holmes
Donna Anderson Donna Anderson
Mary Holmes
Lola Brooks Lola Brooks
Lt. Hosgood
Guy Doleman Guy Doleman
Lt. Cmdr. Farrel


Written by
John Paxton John Paxton
(screenplay)
Nevil Shute Nevil Shute
(novel)


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A classic, but vintage 1950s

16 years, 1 month 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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9 years, 2 months ago at Mar 13 2:15
In spite of some terrible 'deep and solemm' close ups confronting the atomic apocalypse, Kramer never loses control. I like everything about Ava, the romantic getaway to the trout season, the scenes in the submarine outside San Francisco.
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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 days and hours dwindling, each person confronts the grim situation in his or her own way. One (Fred Astaire) realizes a lifetime Grand Prix ambition,another (Ava Gardner) reaches out for a chance at love. The final chapter of human history is coming to a close... From acclaimed director Stanley Kram ... (more)
Release date: 17 December 1959
UPC: 027616837226
Tags: Drama (9), Romance (6), Submarine (6), Suicide (6), War (5), Australia (5), 1950s (4), Radiation (4), Dystopia (3), Ocean (3), Sci-fi (3), End Of World (2), Post Apocalyptic (2), Nuclear Fallout (2), Radiation Poisoning (2), Fantasy/sci-fi (2), 1959 (2), Nuclear (2), Usa (2), Cold War (2)
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