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The Sundowners

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Original title
The Sundowners
Running time
133 min.
United States United States
Isobel Lennart (Novel: Jon Cleary)
Dimitri Tiomkin
Jack Hildyard
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Warner Bros
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1960: 5 Nominations for Oscar, including Movie, Actress (Kerr), Supporting Actress (Johns), Director
1960: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Kerr)
1960: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1960: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1960: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Actor (Mitchum)
1961: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Film
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