The Sundowners Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for The Sundowners the Movie

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Slow, beautiful, and often moving epic drama about a family of Irish sheepherders in Australia during the 1920s who must continually uproot themselves and migrate. They struggle to save enough money to buy their own farm and wind up training a horse they hope will be a money-winner in racing. Well-acted by all, with Johns and Ustinov providing some humorous moments. Adapted from the novel by Jon Cleary. Filmed in Australia and London studios.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 133 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Farm Livin', Family Drama, Down Under
Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill, Chips Rafferty, Michael Anderson, Lola Brooks, Wylie Watson
Jack Hildyard
Fred Zinnemann
Dimitri Tiomkin


Natl. Bd. of Review 1960: Actor (Mitchum); N.Y. Film Critics 1960: Actress (Kerr).

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