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; will Towers and Moira find comfort with each other? Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This was Hollywood's first large-scale film to address the possibility of nuclear Armageddon. See more »
Despite having a nuclear physicist aboard, the man going ashore at San Diego does not have his gloves or the cuffs of his anti-radiation suit sealed with tape. He also goes ashore and finds the transmitter key in the large refinery in under three-quarters of an hour, without carrying any portable radio direction finding equipment (unless that silly loop on his head is supposed to be it). Plus, the radio direction finder would only point to the transmitting antenna, not the telegraphy key itself. See more »
I made the mistake of watching this film at 11 pm, in a theater with only 4 other people. We were scattered about...and alone. I have seldom wanted to be in a group as much as I did that night. I almost got up and went to sit in a row with one of the 4. Directing? Brilliant. Cinematography? Brilliant. The cast? Exceptional. Ava Gardner (still beautiful), Gregory Peck, Fred Astair and Anthony Perkins are inspired. I have always wanted to go to Australia. Many years later I got the chance. As the coast of Sydney came into view I started to cry...and didn't know why? Then I realized, I was 'hearing' Waltzing Matilda and remembering.
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