The Sundowners ★★★½ 1960
Slow, beautiful, and often moving epic drama about a family of Irish sheepherders in Australia during the 1920s who must continually uproot themselves and migrate. They struggle to save enough money to buy their own farm and wind up training a horse they hope will be a money-winner in racing. Well-acted by all, with Johns and Ustinov providing some humorous moments. Adapted from the novel by Jon Cleary. Filmed in Australia and London studios. 133m/C VHS, DVD . Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill, Chips Rafferty, Michael Anderson Jr., Lola Brooks, Wylie Watson; D: Fred Zinnemann; C: Jack Hildyard; M: Dimitri Tiomkin. Natl. Bd. of Review ‘60: Actor (Mitchum); N.Y. Film Critics ‘60: Actress (Kerr).