6.5/10
172
9 user 11 critic

A Day at the Beach (1970)

GP | | Comedy, Drama | May 1970 (UK)
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.

Director:

Simon Hesera

Writers:

Heere Heeresma (novel), Roman Polanski
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

William Topaz McGonagall, the world's greateset poet. Unfortunately the whole of the rest of the world disagreed. His talent made him a sort of Victorian Chris Evans but without the cash.

Director: Joseph McGrath
Stars: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Julia Foster
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

Director: Clive Rees
Stars: Peter Sellers, Charles Aznavour, Jeremy Kemp
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colorless life.

Director: Anthony Simmons
Stars: Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane, John Chaffey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Peter Sellers, Lila Kedrova, Curd Jürgens
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In the 17th century, a pirate captain is murdered by his cook after he buries his treasure and marks it on a map but the poor-memory cook must rely on the captain's ghost to re-track the loot, since the map was drawn in disappearing ink.

Directors: Peter Medak, Spike Milligan
Stars: Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa, Spike Milligan
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A corrupt hospital administrator decides to get as much money as possible from the patients by any means necessary - lie, cheat or steal.

Director: Rod Amateau
Stars: Peter Sellers, Jo Ann Pflug, Rick Lenz
Hoffman (1970)
Certificate: GP Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: Peter Sellers, Sinéad Cusack, Jeremy Bulloch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Trotz ihrer sozialen Differenzen sind der arme David und der reiche Olivier die besten Freunde. David hat in Oliviers Pariser Appartement die junge Eleanore untergebracht. Als Olivier sie ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Brach
Stars: Claude Jade, Jean-Pierre Cassel, John McEnery
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself.

Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Peter Sellers, Jo Van Fleet, Leigh Taylor-Young
The Bobo (1967)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland, Rossano Brazzi
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in Marion, an American, 19, who's available but refuses... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Peter Sellers, Goldie Hawn, Tony Britton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Burns ... Bernie
Beatie Edney ... Winnie (as Beatrice Edney)
Fiona Lewis ... Melissa
Maurice Roëves ... Nicholas
Jack MacGowran ... The Collector
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham ... Tonie
Peter Sellers ... The Salesman (as A. Queen)
Graham Stark ... Pipi
Eva Dahlbeck ... Cafe Proprietress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Bacberg Lily Bacberg ... Barmaid
Benny Bundgaard Benny Bundgaard ... Delivery Man
Lise Dietrich Lise Dietrich ... Louis' Girlfriend
June Eelli June Eelli ... Gypsy Woman
Grith Fjeldmose Grith Fjeldmose ... Passer-by
John Franklyn John Franklyn ... Shopkeeper (as John Franklin)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

GP
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzien na plazy See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Beatie Edney receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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 twigbum99See 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.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed