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A Day at the Beach (1972)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  May 1970 (UK)
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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)
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Pipi
Eva Dahlbeck ...
Cafe Proprietress
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Delivery Man
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June Eelli ...
Gypsy Woman
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John Franklin ...
Shopkeeper
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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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Polanski adaptation of a Danish book. Harrowing tale of an alcoholic & his small child out for the day by the beach.
8 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This was a dark piece indeed. The original story was a Danish book, I believe. The name of the author escapes me. The other comments are correct. It was a bleak look at alcoholism but hauntingly accurate. I loved the film. Painful to watch yet truthful. The little girl was amazing. Peter Sellars was great & his gay partner, whose name I've forgotten, was another great British comedian. Probably the best piece of trivia is that his wife, Sharon Tate, and others, were murdered in California while Polanski was in England editing the movie at Twickenhan Studios, after shooting insert shots there. Polanski left Twickenham Studios that night when he heard about the murders & never returned to finish the film. Had he done so, I am sure the film would have been released properly & been worthy of standing by his other work. I would love to see this film released on DVD.


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