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?

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  1. John Paxton


  2. Nevil Shute


  3. Stanley Kramer


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  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. DA

    Donna Anderson

    Mary Holmes

  6. John Tate

    John Tate

    Adm. Bridie

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • December 17, 1959



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