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For the 1950 film with the same name, see The Sundowners (1950 film)
Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr
The Sundowners

film poster
Directed by Fred Zinnemann
Produced by Gerry Blatner
Written by Isobel Lennart
Starring Deborah Kerr
Robert Mitchum
Peter Ustinov
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Jack Hildyard
Editing by Jack Harris
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) 1960
Running time 133 min.
Country USA / UK / Australia[1]
Language English

The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn between the father's desires to continue his nomadic sheep-herding ways and the wife's and son's desire to settle down in one place. The movie stars Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Peter Ustinov, with a supporting cast including Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill, Michael Anderson, Jr., and Chips Rafferty.

The film was adapted by Isobel Lennart from the novel by Jon Cleary and directed by Fred Zinnemann.

The Sundowners was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Deborah Kerr), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Glynis Johns), Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

The movie was filmed mainly on location in New South Wales, including towns like Nimmitabel.

The "for-sale" property in the film was actually called "Hiawatha" and was on the Snowy River just north of Old Jindabyne. The property was owned by one Fred Wallace. This property is now under the waters of Lake Jindabyne.

Raymond Austin was stunt coordinator.


Deborah Kerr ... Ida Carmody
Robert Mitchum ... Paddy Carmody
Peter Ustinov ... Rupert Venneker
Glynis Johns ... Mrs. Firth
Dina Merrill ... Jean Halstead
Chips Rafferty ... Quinlan
Michael Anderson, Jr. ... Sean Carmody
Lola Brooks ... Liz Brown
Wylie Watson ... Herb Johnson
John Meillon ... Bluey Brown
Ronald Fraser ... Ocker
Gerry Duggan ... Shearer
Leonard Teale ... Shearer
Peter Carver ... Shearer
Dick Bentley ... Shearer


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