On the Beach Poster

Release Date: 1959

DVD Release Date: February 29th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
After World War III, Australia is the only remaining haven for mankind. However, wind currents carrying lingering radiation all but condemn those on the continent to the same fate suffered by the rest of the world. When the survivors receive a strange signal from San Diego, Cmdr. Dwight Towers (Gregory Peck) must undertake a mission with Lt. Peter Holmes (Anthony Perkins) to see if there is hope for humanity -- leaving behind Moira (Ava Gardner) and Mary (Donna Anderson), the women they love.

Cast: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson, John Tate, Lola Brooks, John Meillon

Director: Stanley Kramer

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Hotel, Survival, Dark, Emotional, Quest, Tense, Love, 1960s, Fall


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Promoting International Understanding
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)