My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Sundowners (1960)

FRED ZINNEMANN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Screenplay by , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1960Golden Globe Awards 1960.  

Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr in The Sundowners. Kerr received her last Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her performance.

A sheep-herding Australian family lives nomadically across the wild outback of the continent in this enjoyable film. Their adventures, encounters and personal struggles are detailed beautifully by Fred Zinnemann’s strong direction and the intelligent script. Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr, reunited from Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, are both excellent as the parents, while Glynis Johns lends marvelous support as a fun saloon gal they meet along the way.

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