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
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HERE COME "THE SUNDOWNERS"!
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Did You Know?
was originally cast in the lead role of Paddy Carmondy, but had to back out due to poor health. Errol Flynn
replaced him, but he suddenly passed away before production began. Robert Mitchum
stepped into the role for the chance to act with his good friend Deborah Kerr
, whom he had previously co-starred with in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
(1957). Mitchum agreed to give Kerr top billing, joking to the production team, "You can design a twenty-four foot sign of me bowing to her if you like." See more
During the horse race at the conclusion of the film, the camera is positioned ahead of the race shooting back at the field of horses which are running towards the camera. In the lower right corner of the frame, the dust kicking up from the vehicle carrying the camera is visible and clearly is separated from the field of horses. Also to the right of the racing horses behind where they had just run, the tire marks from the camera's vehicle can be clearly seen on the track. See more
Gee, it's gonna be fun. This is the first time I've ever been away from home.
What, with your mom and dad not fifty yards outside that window, and you call that being away from home?
Certainly. Being out in the world is a state of mind, not of geography. The distance between that tent and this bunker is the longest journey you will ever make in your life.
The Wild Colonial Boy
Quoted in the background score and sung by Paddy Carmody (Robert Mitchum
) in the hotel See more