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On The Beach
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
This song figures very prominently in Stanley Kramer's On the Beach. In Melody throughout and Sung during the Fishing Outing
History of the Movie From Wikipedia
- On the Beach 1959 Movie c/o Wikipedia
Background details of the Film
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.