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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 ...
Bernie
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Winnie (as Beatrice Edney)
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Melissa
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Nicholas
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The Collector
Joanna Dunham ...
Tonie
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The Salesman (as A. Queen)
Graham Stark ...
Pipi
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Cafe Proprietress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Bacberg ...
Barmaid
Benny Bundgaard ...
Delivery Man
Lise Dietrich ...
Louis' Girlfriend
June Eelli ...
Gypsy Woman
Grith Fjeldmose ...
Passer-by
John Franklyn ...
Shopkeeper (as John Franklin)
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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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This was going to be Roman Polanski's next directorial effort. However, the murder of his wife Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson Family caused him to pass on the director's chair. See more »

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Version of A Day at the Beach (1984) See more »

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Well worth watching
7 January 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

It's amazing to have finally seen this lost film. Poor Mark Burns died this year without ever having seen the finished film! Why was it lost? It's quite good but I can understand that even if this film had a normal release in cinemas it would not have been a hit. It's too sad and tragic. The performances are great, tho. Mark Burns plays a sensitive soul who loves his daughter but loves his drink a little bit more. Beatie Edney is amazing. One of the best child performances I've seen. It's fantastic to see that she grew up to be an even greater actress as an adult. She was in a chilling part in the TV series Prime Suspect.

It's also nice to see the Danish beach where "A Day" was filmed and also to see the great Bergman actress Eva Dahlbeck in the small role of a café owner.


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