July 2024

Wrap Shot: On the Beach

Based on Nevil Shute’s 1957 novel, this classic feature — set in the “near future” of 1964 — depicts a dystopian world in which a nuclear Armageddon following World War III has left most of the planet uninhabitable. Melbourne, Australia is the only safe haven left for humanity, but time is running out there as well. After receiving a mysterious, repetitive Morse code signal coming from San Diego, California, the survivors in Australia dispatch a United States Navy submarine, helmed by Commander Dwight Towers (Gregory Peck) and Lieutenant Peter Holmes (Anthony Perkins), to investigate....more

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David E. Williams

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