In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family, Paddy (Robert Mitchum), Ida (Deborah Kerr), and their teenage son Sean (Michael Anderson, Jr.), 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.
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The Sundowners are here! A roaring chip on their shoulder---A rousing challenge on their lips!
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Did You Know?
was originally cast in the lead role of Paddy Carmondy, but had to back out due to poor health. Errol Flynn
replaced him, but died before production began. Robert Mitchum
stepped into the role for the chance to act with his good friend Deborah Kerr
, with whom he had previously co-starred in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
(1957). Mitchum agreed to give Kerr top billing, joking to the production team, "You can design a twenty-four-foot sign of me bowing to her if you like." See more
During the horse race at the conclusion of the film, the camera is positioned ahead of the race shooting back at the field of horses which are running towards the camera. In the lower right corner of the frame, the dust kicking up from the vehicle carrying the camera is visible and clearly is separated from the field of horses. Also to the right of the racing horses behind where they had just run, the tire marks from the camera's vehicle can be clearly seen on the track. See more
Nothing is as revolting to the young than to see their elders at play.
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Quoted in the background score and sung by Paddy Carmody (Robert Mitchum
) in the hotel See more