On the Beach (1959)

PG 12/17/1959 (US) Science FictionDramaRomance 2h 14m

The Biggest Story of Our Time!

Overview

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?

  1. Stanley Kramer

    Director

  2. Nevil Shute

    Novel

  3. John Paxton

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    Dwight Towers

  2. Ava Gardner

    Ava Gardner

    Moira Davidson

  3. Fred Astaire

    Fred Astaire

    Julian Osborn

  4. Anthony Perkins

    Anthony Perkins

    Lt. Peter Holmes

  5. Donna Anderson

    Donna Anderson

    Mary Holmes

  6. John Tate

    John Tate

    Adm. Bridie

  7. Guy Doleman

    Guy Doleman

    Lt. Cmdr. Farrel

  8. John Meillon

    John Meillon

    Ralph Swain

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Full Cast & Crew

On the Beach

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

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