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The Sundowners (1950) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by George Templeton and produced by George Templeton and Alan Le May.

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A Tale of the Australian Outback: The Sundowners

By Rachel T on Apr 17, 2013 From Sunset Blvd

Jack Warner was quite set on filming the new Aussie tale in Arizona; Australia was a long way away and production would undoubtedly be costly. Besides, he had said, ship in a couple kangaroos —  really, who would know the difference? Zinnemann held his ground though, and shooting began shortly after... Read full article


The Sundowners

By Alyson on Apr 20, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Based from Jon Cleary’s novel, The Sundowners tells the story of a nomadic sheep droving family in the Australian outback.  Paddy (Robert Mitchum) enjoys this lifestyle of always being on the move and only needing enough money to get drunk and gamble.  His wife, Ida (Deborah Kerr) and teenage son, S... Read full article


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James Cloud: Well come on Boyce, Did I kill Kid Amador or not?
Earl Boyce: Why?... Can't you remember?
James Cloud: It escapes me.


Tom Cloud: I think you know who killed Juan.
Sheriff Elmer Gall: All right. It was you who horned into this valley when there wasn't room for you.
Tom Cloud: I made room - about fifteen mile!
Sheriff Elmer Gall: Yeah, and if you expect me to hold onto it for you, you can go rope a duck.
Tom Cloud: I don't expect anything from you. I came here to report a murder. And that's the last I'll hear of it.
Sheriff Elmer Gall: I'm not so sure. I'm getting pretty sick of the trouble you bring on.
Tom Cloud: Trouble? You don't know the meaning of the word.


Tom Cloud: Alright Which... you just went on wages.
James Cloud: Why Tom, I dont want wages from you. I just want half the place


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