It's tough driving 1,200 sheep across 400 miles of hostile outback. But for drovers Paddy and Ida Carmody and son Sean, it's the only job there is. Poor in possessions, they're rich in freedom, adventure and love. Four-time Academy Award winner Fred Zinnemann directs this warm-hearted tale of 1920 Australia. Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr play Paddy and Ida, a devoted couple suddenly at odds. She and Sean (Michael Anderson Jr.) want a farm of their own. But settling down is more than Paddy's untethered spirit can bear. The Sundowners earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, won Kerr the New York Film Critics Best Actress and made Mitchum the National Board of Review Best Actor choice for this and Home From The Hill. Say g'day to a movie treasure.

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The Sundowners (1960)

Adventure/Drama · 2h 21m

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It's tough driving 1,200 sheep across 400 miles of hostile outback. But for drovers Paddy and Ida Carmody and son Sean, it's the only job there is. Poor in possessions, they're rich in freedom, adventure and love. Four-time Academy Award winner Fred Zinnemann directs this warm-hearted tale of 1920 Australia. Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr play Paddy and Ida, a devoted couple suddenly at odds. She and Sean (Michael Anderson Jr.) want a farm of their own. But settling down is more than Paddy's untethered spirit can bear. The Sundowners earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, won Kerr the New York Film Critics Best Actress and made Mitchum the National Board of Review Best Actor choice for this and Home From The Hill. Say g'day to a movie treasure.

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Released
Cast
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Deborah Kerr

Ida Carmody
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Robert Mitchum

Paddy Carmody
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Peter Ustinov

Rupert Venneker
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Glynis Johns

Mrs. Firth
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Dina Merrill

Jean Halstead
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Chips Rafferty

Quinlan
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Michael Anderson Jr.

Sean Carmody
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Lola Brooks

Liz Brown
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Wylie Watson

Herb Johnson
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John Meillon

Bluey Brown
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Ronald Fraser

Ocker
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Gerry Duggan

Shearer
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Leonard Teale

Shearer
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Peter Carver

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Dick Bentley

Shearer
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Mervyn Johns

Jack Patchogue, mayor of Cawndilla
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Molly Urquhart

Mrs. Bateman
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Ewen Solon

Halstead
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Max Osbiston

Farm couple
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Mercia Barden

Farm couple
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Ray Barrett

(uncredited)
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Jack Cunningham

Paddy's Drinking Companion No2 (uncredited)
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John Fegan

(uncredited)
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Lloyd Lamble

Mr. Bateman (uncredited)
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Bryan Pringle

PC Thomas (uncredited)
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Colin Tapley

Palmer (uncredited)
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Alister Williamson

Shearer (uncredited)
Crew
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Fred Zinnemann

Director
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Isobel Lennart

Writer
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Jon Cleary

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Sundowners

(DVD)

1/23/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The Sundowners

(DVD)

1/23/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The Sundowners

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Sundowners

(DVD)

4/1/2014

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