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A Day at the Beach (1972)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  May 1970 (UK)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Burns ...
Bernie
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Winnie (as Beatrice Edney)
Fiona Lewis ...
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
Eva Dahlbeck ...
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 Franklin ...
Shopkeeper
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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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Lost for 20 years due to a "paperwork error" by Paramount Pictures. Was tracked down in 1992. See more »

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

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alcoholic dad's day out with his little daughter . . .
30 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver around 1994/95. The lead character is a pathetic drunk who takes his daughter for a day out. I believe it is set in a Danish seaside town. Certainly northern European of some sort. It is a series of episodes in a search for drinks, and the little girl ends up having to rescue her drunk dad. An allegory of life and the parent/ child relationship, perhaps. Peter Sellers is hilarious as a homosexual stall keeper. The atmosphere is relentlessly bleak, dark, ominous, and finally it rains. Could be depressing if the viewer has a family member similarly afflicted by alcoholism.

Too bad it is not available. Would love to see it again.


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