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Status: Released

Runtime: 134

Budget: -

Revenue: -

Language: en

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Alternative Titles

  • La hora final
  • Le Dernier rivage
  • L'ultima spiaggia
  • Das letzte Ufer
  • 碧波金沙
  • On the Beach
Content Score: 100


6.0/10 (15 votes)


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?


The Biggest Story of Our Time!


Director: Stanley Kramer

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Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck
as Dwight Towers

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner
as Moira Davidson

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire
as Julian Osborn

Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins
as Lt. Peter Holmes

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A review by John Chard

Like watching paint dry.

Stanley Kramer and John Paxton adapt from Nevil Shute's novel. Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and Donna Anderson star, with music by Ernest Gold and cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.

After a global nuclear war, the inhabitants of Australia realise that the radiation clouds are heading their way. A group of people try to come to terms with this fact.

A well regarded film by the critics, and lauded by the makers at the time as an important and potent piece of cinema, On the Beach is still a film that's not for everyone.

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