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The Sundowners

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In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision.

  • Actor Character
  • 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
  • Dick Bentley Shearer
  • Mervyn Johns Jack Patchogue, mayor of Cawndilla
  • Molly Urquhart Mrs. Bateman
  • Ewen Solon Halstead
  • Mercia Barden Farm couple
  • Ray Barrett
  • Peter Carver Shearer
  • Jack Cunningham Paddy's Drinking Companion No2
  • Gerry Duggan Shearer
  • John Fegan
  • Lloyd Lamble Mr. Bateman
  • Max Osbiston Farm couple
  • Bryan Pringle PC Thomas
  • Colin Tapley Palmer
  • Leonard Teale Shearer
  • Alister Williamson Shearer

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann
Writing credits
Jon Cleary (novel)
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
Produced by
Gerry Blatner producer
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard
Film Editing by
Jack Harris
Casting by
Robert Lennard
Gloria Payten
Art Direction by
Michael Stringer
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Haffenden
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond hair stylist
George Frost makeup artist
Production Management
John Palmer production manager
Second Unit or Assistant Director
Peter Bolton assistant director
Lex Halliday second unit director
Roy Stevens assistant director
Art Department
Frants Folmer set dresser
Terence Morgan set dresser
Sound Department
David Hildyard sound mixer
Keith Batten sound assistant (uncredited)
Other crew
Joan Bridge wardrobe color consultant
Gerry Fisher camera operator
Elaine Schreyeck continuity
Walter Thompson production associate
Dimitri Tiomkin conductor
Ron Whelan location manager: Australia
Nicolas Roeg camera operator (uncredited)