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On the BeachAfter 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. With the days and hours dwindling, each person confronts the grim situation in his or her own way.
Actors of "On the Beach"
Characters of "On the Beach"
Directors of "On the Beach"Stanley KramerBirthdate: 29 September 1913, Hell's Kitchen [now Clinton], Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "On the Beach"John PaxtonBirthdate: 21 May 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USANevil ShuteBirthdate: 17 January 1899, Ealing, London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "On the Beach"Chicago ReaderNovember 07, 2007
A tiresome, talky 1959 film.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
Fine photography, but the script is a typically numbing affair, and the cast, aside from Peck and Meillon, seem totally out of their depth.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
The great merit of this picture, aside from its entertaining qualities, is the fact that it carries a passionate conviction that man is worth saving, after all.Cinema CrazedJuly 09, 2016
Director Kramer's drama is a bleak and heart wrenching tale of the end of the world...Antagony & EcstasyDecember 17, 2012
The scenario - one of the best in Stanley Kramer's filmography - is uniquely human in the annals of post-nuclear cinema.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 06, 2008
Gloomy doomsday film that is more talky, melodramatic and numbing than imaginative.Film4November 07, 2007
A wasted opportunity.TV GuideNovember 07, 2007
A powerful, well-acted, deftly photographed film.Filmcritic.comJanuary 26, 2006
While heartbreaking and touching, it's hard to imagine that riots aren't rampant and that martial law isn't required, but hey, it's a movie, and quite a good -- if overlong -- one, at that.EmanuelLevy.ComAugust 07, 2005
Kramer's apocalyptic drama is too verbose, replete with "message" speeches, but the text is intelligent, reflecting the Cold War mentality, and well-acted by Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire (in his first nonmusical role) and Anthony Perkins.Film ThreatMarch 31, 2005
As scary a horror film as any you will find.Kansas City KansanOctober 16, 2004
A nuclear war what-if starring some heavy hitters.
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