The Sundowners

1960, Drama, 2h 13m

12 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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In 1920s Australia, Paddy Carmody (Robert Mitchum) is a roaming Irish sheepherder who loves his nomadic lifestyle. His wife, Ida (Deborah Kerr), and young son, Sean (Michael Anderson Jr.), don't share his wanderlust, and family tensions come to a head after Ida persuades Paddy to settle down with a steady job. Meanwhile, the family's boarder (Peter Ustinov) has to contend with the rigors of outback life and the attentions of a hotel-keeper (Glynis Johns) looking to land a husband.

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  • Mar 20, 2022
    Billed as an epic, but this is more episodic and character driven and that is by no means a bad thing. Also everyone in the cast is more low key than you might expect which was a welcome choice.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2014
    It goes to prove that you may have Mitchum, Kerr and Ustinov and still not have a great film. This "Australian western" is dull at times and without enough redeeming qualities.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2008
    ustinov and mitchum in some family viewing morality trip. despite that it's very watchable
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2008
    Beautiful scenery and good performances but entirely to long.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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