|On The Beach|
Based on the popular novel by Nevil Shute, Stanley Kramer's quietly devastating sci-fi drama condemns war without firing a single shot.
In 1964, nuclear activity wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere. A group of people in Melbourne - the last surviving city in the world - await death as radioactive clouds drifts south.
Shifting the novel's emphasis on technology to a focus on human drama, the powerful, well-acted and deftly photographed On the Beach
features a distinguished imported cast including Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins.