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On the Beach

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Original title
On the Beach
Running time
134 min.
United States United States
John Paxton (Novel: Nevil Shute)
Ernest Gold
Giuseppe Rotunno, Daniel L. Fapp (B&W)
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Stanley Kramer Productions
Drama | Natural Disasters. Nuclear Holocaust. Submarines
Synopsis / Plot
In 1964, nuclear war wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere; one American submarine finds temporary safe haven in Australia, where life-as-usual covers growing despair. In denial about the loss of his wife and children in the holocaust, American Captain Towers meets careworn but gorgeous Moira Davidson, who begins to fall for him. The sub returns after reconnaissance a month (or less) before the end; will Towers and Moira find comfort with each other?
1959: Nominated for Oscar: Best Soundtrack (Drama or Comedy)
1959: Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture Score. 5 Nominations
1959: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1959: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Film (Ava Gardner)
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