On the Beach1959
Starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson and John Tate, "On the Beach" (also known as "Letzte Ufer, Das", "Ultima spiaggia, L'") is a Drama/Science Fiction film directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by John Paxton, released on December 17 of 1959 in the USA.
Who is the director of "On the Beach":
On the Beach was directed by Stanley Kramer, an American producer, and director.
Before making On the Beach, Stanley Kramer had directed The Defiant Ones, released in 1958, The Pride and the Passion (1957), Not as a Stranger (1955). Since, he directed Inherit the Wind, released in 1960, Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969), and R.P.M. (1970).
What was the release date of "On the Beach":
On the Beach was initially released on Thursday, December 17, 1959, in the United States.. This was fifty-nine (59) years ago.
It has been released on Tuesday, December 20, 1960 in France and on Thursday, December 17, 1959 in Australia.
What is the cast of "On the Beach":
At the casting of On the Beach we find Gregory Peck, previously seen in Beloved Infidel (1959) and Pork Chop Hill (1959); Ava Gardner (The Naked Maja (1958), The Sun Also Rises (1957)); Fred Astaire (Silk Stockings (1957), Funny Face (1957)) [ more... ]
- Grant Taylor and John Tate, Guy Doleman also appeared in Smiley Gets a Gun, released in 1958.
- Guy Doleman and Grant Taylor can both be seen in His Majesty O'Keefe, released in 1954.
- Lola Brooks and John Meillon can both be seen in The Sundowners, released in 1960.
- Ava Gardner and Anthony Perkins also appeared in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, released in 1972.
What is the Storyline of "On the Beach":
The story is set in 1964, what was then the near future (1963 in the book) in the months following World War III. The conflict has devastated the northern hemisphere, polluting the atmosphere with nuclear fallout and killing all human life. While the nuclear bombs were confined to the northern hemisphere, global air currents are slowly but inexorably carrying the fallout to the southern hemisphere. The only part of the planet still habitable is the far south of the globe, specifically [...]
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