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
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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 »
Is "under-wrought" a word? If so, this movie defines it. A great cast never seems like its acting in an all-too-realistic portrayal of the fifth Kubler-Ross phase of humanity. Past denial and anger, there is finally grim acceptance, replete with just the perfect sprinkling of gallows humour. The ultimate philosophical question is raised by author Nevil Chute,"What is truly important in life, if in the end, we're all dead?"
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