On The Beach

Released at the height of the Cold War, this film directed by Stanley Kramer deals with the after effects of a nuclear war. When a nuclear holocaust exterminates virtually all life on earth, Australia is spared, if only momentarily. When the possibility arises that rains may have cleaned out the atmosphere of harmful radiation, a submarine, commanded by Dwight Towers (Gregory Peck) is sent to San Diego to investigate the source of faint radio signals.