On the Beach (L’ultima spiaggia)


USA, 1959, 134’
by Stanley Kramer
Sceneggiatura/Screenplay John Paxton – Fotografia/Cinematography Giuseppe Rotunno – Montaggio/Editing Frederic Knudtson – Musica/Music Ernest Gold – Interpreti/Cast Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson – Produttori/Producers Stanley Kramer – Produzione/Production Stanley Kramer Productions – Distribuzione internazionale /International Distribution Park Circus Group (MGM)

The story begins after nearly all the people of the world have died. An American submarine comes to Australia where the survivors await death as a lethal cloud of atomic dust slowly drifts toward them. As they wait, they cling to what they love in life – friends, children, spouse, and lovers […] The submarine commander leaves Australia, looking for evidence of life elsewhere. Through the periscope he sees the deserted city of San Francisco, eerily empty streets, hauntingly quiet – no life anywhere. Following a Morse code signal coming from near San Diego, the crew hopes to find life but instead discovers a telegraph key caught in a window shade…