Up 8,392 this week

The Sundowners (1950)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | History  -  2 February 1950 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 237 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 1 critic

Brother is pitted against brother in this tale of fueding ranchers in the old west.



, (story)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1372 titles
created 22 May 2012
list image
a list of 781 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
a list of 396 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 35 titles
created 1 month ago
a list of 29 titles
created 1 month ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Sundowners (1950)

The Sundowners (1950) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sundowners.

User Polls



Complete credited cast:
James Cloud ('Kid Wichita')
Tom Cloud
Sam Beers
Cathy Downs ...
Kathleen Boyce
John Gall
Earl Boyce
Don Haggerty ...
Sheriff Elmer Gall
Stanley Price ...
Steve Fletcher
Clem Fuller ...
Frank Cordell ...
Jim Strake
Dave Kashner ...
Gill Bassen (The Whip)
Jeff Cloud - the Younger Brother (as John Barrymore Jr.)


A story of a range-war in the Texas Panhandle in which the 'bad' brother villain fights for what is right...and commits murder in its name, and the 'good' brother hero sanctions wholesale cattle rusting and, reluctantly in the end, comes to the realization that maybe he isn't doing the right thing. Written by Les Adams <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rancher | texas | murder | alias | texan | See more »


Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

2 February 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sundowners  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Tom Cloud: When I get finish with the kid, I am comming for you.
James Cloud: You are?... Now how can I help you.
Tom Cloud: I don't care where you go, or what you do, but I'll find you.
James Cloud: Good luck.
See more »


Written by Alberto Colombo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ambitious, But Badly Executed
3 August 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

It's entirely possible that the VHS that I watched of this film was badly edited because the film seemed to begin in the middle.

The Cloud Brothers, Robert Sterling and John Drew Barrymore, have settled in some country where there's a nice range war in progress. They've got both big cattle baron John Litel and a group of smaller ranchers against them. All they want to do is be left alone, but neither group will allow that.

A third brother, Robert Preston, arrives on the scene. He's a noted outlaw named Kid Wichita and he really ratchets up the violence quotient. That also includes killing the sheriff who is Litel's son and Jack Elam who's married to Cathy Downs who he's taking a fancy to.

This is a nice cast and John Drew Barrymore certainly showed he had the potential to be an earlier version of James Dean. The heritage of that name proved too much for that man though.

One of the more ambitious undertakings from Eagle-Lion Studios. But The Sundowners was flawed in the execution.

The Robert Mitchum/Deborah Kerr Sundowners was far better.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Sundowners overkill6913
Discuss The Sundowners (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: