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A Day at the Beach (1972)

| Comedy, Drama | May 1970 (UK)
Bernie, a self-destructive alcoholic, is given watch over his niece Winnie. He tests the patience of the various people he knows and Winnie is often left on her own.




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Credited cast:
Mark Burns ...
Winnie (as Beatrice Edney)
The Collector
Joanna Dunham ...
The Salesman (as A. Queen)
Cafe Proprietress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Bacberg ...
Benny Bundgaard ...
Delivery Man
Lise Dietrich ...
Louis' Girlfriend
June Eelli ...
Gypsy Woman
Grith Fjeldmose ...
John Franklyn ...
Shopkeeper (as John Franklin)


Bernie, a self-destructive alcoholic, is given watch over his niece Winnie. He tests the patience of the various people he knows and Winnie is often left on her own.

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Comedy | Drama





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Also Known As:

Dzien na plazy  »

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Beatie Edney receives an "introducing" credit. See more »


Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

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some surprisingly horrific sequences
4 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Being a great fan of European cinema in the early 60s, I loved Polanski's, Knife in the Water, Repulsion and Cul-de-Sac but was initially very disappointed with the full on colour film, Rosemary's Baby. Having now seen the most impressive A Day At The Beach which should have been released before Rosemary's Baby, I would certainly have been happier back then if the order of release had not been so drastically changed by circumstances. This great little film is much more akin to the director's early b/w features, although this is in colour, and is bleak indeed. Seemingly shot in a single day in the pouring rain on some desolate Danish beach we spend some time with a little girl and her 'uncle' who spends most of the time trying to get another drink. Despicable, though the lead often appears, there is an palpable bond between the two and it is quite startling that when others try to relate to the child, our hero seems peerless. Fascinating, dark and with a brilliant performance from the young girl, this also has some surprisingly horrific sequences (not counting the true horror of Graham Stark as some horrible underling of a gay Peter sellers!). Well worth searching out.

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