The Sundowners Poster

Release Date: March 3rd, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2007

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill, Chips Rafferty, Michael Anderson Jr., Lola Brooks

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Son, Heartwarming, Rousing, Husband, Love, Spirited, Wife


Nominated British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture