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On The Beach

Updated on September 23, 2014

Stanley Kramer's 1959 Film - On the Beach

On the Beach (1959) is one of my absolutely favorite films.

This adaptation of British novelist Nevil Shute's 1957 novel On the Beach directed by Stanley Kramer, is poignant and sad, yet a beautiful love story, on many levels, too. It is set during the aftermath of an accidental nuclear war.

This film has made me cry numerous times. Its excellent cast stars:

Gregory Peck as Captain Dwight Lionel Towers of the USS Swordfish

Ava Gardner as Moira Davidson

Fred Astaire as Julian Osborne, the scientist

Anthony Perkins as Lieutenant Peter Holmes of the Royal Australian Navy

And let's not forget the wonderful musical score by Ernest Gold!

On the Beach, 1959 Poster - Peck and Gardner are So Good

Another On the Beach, 1959 Poster


On the Beach 1959 - The Movie - on DVD

It's a Love Story

On the Beach, Soundtrack - MP3 Download

This is a Great Movie in BLACK and WHITE

SPOILER - On the Beach Finale - SPOILER

We'll Go a Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda

This song figures very prominently in Stanley Kramer's On the Beach. In Melody throughout and Sung during the Fishing Outing

On the Beach - The Book - A Must Read

Would You Take the Pill? - A Very Very Difficult Question

During the film, supplies of pills are readied for the population. They make one's personal end more bearable than dying from the horrible radiation sickness.

Would You Take the Poison Pill?

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Have to watch this film.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Have to watch this film.