CONELRAD 100: Atomic Films
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The CONELRAD 100 of Atomic Films

TITLE: ON THE BEACH

ON THE BEACH

DIRECTOR: Stanley Kramer
YEAR: 1959

Australia is the last place on earth to feel the effects of radiation resulting from a nuclear war. This adaptation of Nevil Shute's novel focuses on townspeople and military personnel killing time until they die. When not going on recon cruises to San Francisco (where a crewman jumps ship to perish in his hometown), US submarine commander Gregory Peck romances Aussie local Ava Gardner. Cynical scientist Fred Astaire drinks, smokes and commits suicide by race car. Remade for cable in 2000.

AMAZON product link: ON THE BEACH

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