San Francisco in Cinema: On the Beach

Photo: This image of 1906 San Francisco is part of the Earthquake ride at the California Academy of Sciences.

Director Stanley Kramer's 1959 anti-war drama On the Beach stars Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, Ava Gardner, and Anthony Perkins. Kramer used footage of a quake-torn San Francisco to depict a post-apocalyptic city.

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