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Old Posted Jul 26, 2019, 7:11 PM
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Originally Posted by sopas ej View Post
A nuclear holocaust movie I have yet to see is "On the Beach," which was made in 1959, and shot on location in Australia. Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner are in it. I think Ava Gardner pissed some Aussies off because she supposedly had said something like "This looks like the perfect place to make a movie about the end of the world."
On the Beach was a classic novel of the early Cold War period. Some kids in my school classes would read it for book reports periodically. Later it was made into a decent movie. The plot isn't really about Australia. It's about a Navy submarine that survives the nuclear war being submerged and comes up off the US west coast to find the place devestated so it goes to Australia which is still intact (but maybe not intact enough for Ava Gardner--I did visit Australia in the 1970s and generally it resembled America a decade earlier such as even in the hottest parts air conditioning still seemed uncommon).
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