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In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mrs. Firth
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Jean Halstead
Chips Rafferty ...
Quinlan
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Lola Brooks ...
Liz Brown
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Herb Johnson
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Bluey Brown
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Ocker
Gerry Duggan ...
Shearer
Leonard Teale ...
Shearer
Peter Carver ...
Shearer
Dick Bentley ...
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In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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The renowned cast. The rugged country. The joyous adventure classic. See more »

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Drama | Adventure

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28 February 1961 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Les horizons sans frontières  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Carver was only cast as Clint the Shearer only after the actor first cast was cast in a different part. See more »

Goofs

During the shearing contest, at the first break, Robert Mitchum collapses onto his seat and his opponent is shown in the background getting his pipe out of his pocket, lighting up and smoking. Then the camera cuts to a closeup of the opponent and he is shown getting his pipe out and lighting up again. See more »

Quotes

Ida Carmody: This is a good country for sheep and it's not bad for men, but it's hard on us women. The men come here because of the sheep, and we come here because of the men, and most of us finish up looking like the sheep. Wrinkled faces, knotty hair, and not even much of a mind of our own.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 23 April 1961 (1961) See more »

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The Enterpriser
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Music by J. Bodewalt Lampe
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The Sundowner is always on the move, never finding his home.
30 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Set in Australia in the 1920s,this wonderful movie tells the story of sheepdrover Mitchum, wife Kerr and son Anderson, drifting through the Australian wilderness,never settling down.Tired of constantly being on the move Kerr wants a home for her family,but Mitchum is insensitive to his family's wishes.

Deborah Kerr gives a fantastic performance that brings to life even the inner emotions of her character.She's never been better.Robert Mitchum is very believable in his assignment.It's perhaps one of his most complex roles.Also Peter Ustinov scores a triumph:A man too irresponsible to have a family of his own,and therefore clings to Mitchum and Kerr's family. The story isn't much on paper,but Fred Zinnemann's imaginative direction gives the incidents the needed emotions. Beautiful cinematography and sock performances from the rest of the cast makes this a movie you shouldn't miss.


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