On the Beach

TitleOn the Beach
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsKramer, Stanley
Running Time134 min
Date Released12/17/1959
DistributorUnited Artists
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

On the Beach tapped into Cold War fears of nuclear annihilation and World War III. After the northern hemisphere is left uninhabitable from radiation, Americans find refuge in Australia. Survivors soon hear Morse code coming from the western U.S. Their trip home reveals a nuclear wasteland, one that will hit their new home in a matter of weeks. 

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