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May 1970 (UK) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Mark Burns ... Bernie

Beatie Edney ... Winnie (as Beatrice Edney)
Fiona Lewis ... Melissa

Maurice Roëves ... Nicholas

Jack MacGowran ... The Collector
Joanna Dunham ... Tonie

Peter Sellers ... 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
Arthur Jensen ... Caretaker
Bertel Lauring ... Louis
Marie Masters
Sisse Reingaard ... Daughter of Cafe Proprietres
Cle Soegard ... Man at Dodgem Cars
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Directed by
Simon Hesera 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Heere Heeresma  novel
Roman Polanski 

Produced by
Gene Gutowski .... producer
Roman Polanski .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mort Shuman 
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor 
 
Film Editing by
Alistair McIntire 
 
Art Direction by
Timothy Bryan 
William Hutchinson  (as Bill Hutchinson)
 
Production Management
Barrie Melrose .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Kaj Gram Larsen .... sound mixer
Richard Hymns .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Ford .... camera operator
Jimmy Leavens .... key grip
 
Other crew
Rosemary Marks .... production coordinator
Helen Whitson .... continuity
 

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USA:93 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Peter Sellers is credited as "A. Queen"See more »
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Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) (TV)See more »

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some surprisingly horrific sequences, 4 September 2008
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

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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