Up From the Beach


1h 39m 1965

Film Details

Also Known As
The Day After
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Detroit opening: 2 Jun 1965
Production Company
Panoramic Productions
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Epitaph for an Enemy by George Barr (New York, 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

On the day after D-Day, Sgt. Edward Baxter and a U. S. Army squadron overtake a group of German soldiers who are holding hostage French civilians in a Normandy farmhouse at Verville. The American soldiers kill all but the German town commandant and free the French villagers--among them, Lili, a resistance worker in love with the commandant, who has treated the townspeople with kindness and consideration during the occupation. Upon receiving orders from a U. S. artillery colonel, Sergeant Baxter rounds up the villagers and marches them to the beach for evacuation to England. When they reach the beach, the U. S. Navy and the British beachmaster refuse to accept responsibility for the group, and the tired townspeople return to their homes. They attempt the trip from the village to the beach twice again, but no evacuation occurs. German troops fire on Verville, and the German commandant suggests that the villagers take refuge in the vault of an old church. While inspecting the vault, the commandant steps into a booby trap and dies. The bombardment ends, and the liberated townspeople sing the Marseillaise to Baxter and his troops as they join an American column on its way to the front.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Day After
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Detroit opening: 2 Jun 1965
Production Company
Panoramic Productions
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Epitaph for an Enemy by George Barr (New York, 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed in Normandy. Screen credits list Clewes as scriptwriter with Mann credited for additional dialogue. The working title of this film is The Day After.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1965

CinemaScope

Released in United States 1965