Stanley Kramer's wonderful 1959 movie about the end of the world, a la nuclear war.

The haunting strains of Waltzing Matilda keep floating through this film, ostensibly because it's about how the only safe place left in the world is Australia. However, Australia might have been chosen just so Kramer could work around this lovely tune.

Superb performances from Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and the pre-Norman Bates Anthony Perkins. A fine bit as well by John Tate as the old admiral.

"To a blind, blind world."