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On the Beach (1959) is an American post-apocalyptic drama film directed by Stanley Kramer and written by John Paxton, based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name.

It was remade as an Australian television film by Southern Star Productions in 2000. Wikipedia

Initial Release: Dec. 17, 1959
Awards: Stanley Kramer won the 1960 BAFTA for best director and Ernest Gold won the 1960 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Score.

It was also nominated for Academy Awards in two categories: Best Score and Best Editing.

On the Beach 1959
On the Beach 1959

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire

Director: Stanley Kramer

Writers: John Paxton, Nevil Shute

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Description: 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.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

In the aftermath of an atomic war, much of humanity has been destroyed. Only Australia remains, but time is short as the winds will inevitably spread nuclear fallout and everyone knows they have only a few months to live.

Among those coming to terms with the inevitable is a U.S. navy officer, Cmdr. Dwight Towers, whose submarine and crew were at sea when the holocaust occurred.

Moira Davidson, a free-spirit who develops a close attachment to Towers; Julian Osborne, whose dream is to win the Australian Grand Prix automobile race; and Lt. Cmdr. Peter Holmes, who is as concerned about his wife and newborn child's future as his own. All cope with the inevitability of death in their own way, but also with love, dignity and affection.

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