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  • On the Beach (1959)

    7.4/10

    R | 2h 14min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • On the Beach (1959) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

On the Beach (1959) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Anthony Perkins, Gregory Peck, Peter Williams, Grant Taylor, Fred Astaire

Directed by Stanley Kramer

Synopsis: After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Tagline: The Biggest Story Of our Time!

Synopsis: In 1964, atomic war wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere; one American submarine finds temporary safe haven in Australia, where life-as-usual covers growing despair. In denial about the loss of his wife and children in the holocaust, American Captain Towers meets careworn but gorgeous Moira Davidson, who begins to fall for him. The sub returns after reconnaissance a month (or less) before the end; will Towers and Moira find comfort with each other?

Tagline: The Biggest Story Of our Time!

Storyline: After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

  • On the Beach (1959) Movie Details

  • Directors: Stanley Kramer
  • Writers: John Paxton, Nevil Shute
  • Cast: Anthony Perkins, Gregory Peck, Peter Williams, Grant Taylor, Fred Astaire, Kevin Brennan, John Meillon, Lucian Endicott, Rita Pauncefort, Joe McCormick, Stuart Finch, Carey Paul Peck, Lou Vernon, Paddy Fitzallen, Elwyn Peers, Basil Buller-Murphy, Ronald Fortt, John Royle, Norman Yemm, John Casson, Cyril Gardner, David Sale, Paddy Moran, Frank Gatliff, Jerry Ian Seals, John Morgan, Harvey Adams, Katherine Hill, Al Thomas, Ken Wayne
  • Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
  • Producers: Stanley Kramer
  • Musicians: Ernest Gold
  • Cinematographers: Giuseppe Rotunno
  • Editors: Frederic Knudtson
  • Runtime: 134 min / 2h 14min
  • Year: 1959
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 4
  • Nominations: 7
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