TITLE: ON THE BEACH
ON THE BEACH
DIRECTOR: Stanley Kramer
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.
ON THE BEACH
ATOMIC HYGIENE: Cold War Short Films
COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANNING
While many film scholars may point to Gene Hackman's break-out role in 1967's BONNIE AND CLYDE as the cinematic vehicle that molded him into the kind of thespian that INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO host James Lipton salivates over, CONELRAD has discovered another role that no doubt made him the performer he is today: "Regional Field Officer" in 1966's COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANNING, a government civil defense film. Yes, the future Popeye Doyle once appeared in an atomic safety film.
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