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On the Beach (1959)

On the Beach (1959)
September 27, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Donna Anderson, Pete Hammond.

Directed by Stanley Kramer

Producer-director Stanley Kramer’s arresting speculative fiction considers the possibility of nuclear annihilation from the perspective of its global aftermath, as a group of Americans, stationed in Australia, await the arrival of a radiation cloud that has decimated the northern hemisphere.  Anticipating the disaster epic by a good decade, even tapping some of the future stars of the genre, Kramer and screenwriter John Paxton martial an emotional story of human folly.

United Artists Corp. Producer: Stanley Kramer. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute. Screenwriter: John Paxton. Cinematographer: Giuseppe Rotunno. Editor: Frederic Knudtson. Cast: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson.

35mm, b/w, 135 min.