The Sundowners

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(out of 5)

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.  and , reunited from Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, are both excellent as the parents, while  lends marvelous support as a fun saloon gal they meet along the way.

USA, 1960

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nominations
Best Actress (Deborah Kerr as “Ida Carmody”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Glynis Johns as “Mrs. Firth”)
Best Directing (Fred Zinnemann)
Best Motion Picture (Fred Zinnemann, producer)
Best Writing (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) (Isobel Lennart)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Director (Fred Zinnemann)

New York Film Critics Award
Best Actress (Deborah Kerr)

Best Director (Fred Zinnemann)

National Board Of Review Awards
Best Actor (Robert Mitchum)
Top Ten Films

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Written American Drama

Directors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (Fred Zinnemann)

British Academy Award Nominations
Best Film From Any Source
Best British Film
Best British Actress (Deborah Kerr)



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