Film posters -- Pictorial works.; Film posters, American.;
A still from the movie "On the Beach". Series presented by the Watertown Living History Project. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. On the Beach (1959) is a post-apocalyptic drama film starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. The residents of Australia after a global nuclear war must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months. In 1964, atomic 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.
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