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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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Also Known As:

Dzien na plazy  »

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

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My brother is the director, not Polanski
16 December 2008 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I recently had a look at the comments about this film. I am rather amazed that all of them attribute this movie to Roman Polanski. As IMDb writes it, this movie was directed by Simon Hesera, my late brother, and not Roman Polanski. It was his first major feature movie, saluted as a masterpiece by movie critics or other directors (such as Michelangelo Antonioni). Time has gone by, and for some unknown reason, in spite of the fact that Polanski is only mentioned as the one who adapted the story to the screen, the name of the director was skipped and the movie added to Polanski's curriculum. I was 17 years old and remember well the time when this film was made. Polanski, Peter Sellers and my late brother were all good friends and the movie was made "between friends". The story goes that my brother was given, with this sad movie and its tragic subject, a difficult first chance at directing a movie. Had he been given another subject, happier, funnier or more commercial, he would have made a hit and started a popular career as director, no less than Polanski's, who recognized my brother's genius.

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