In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family, Paddy (Robert Mitchum), Ida (Deborah Kerr), and their teenage son Sean (Michael Anderson, Jr.), 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.
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Did You Know?
The same shearing shed at Carriewerloo Station was used in the South Australian Film Corporation movie Sunday Too Far Away (1975). See more
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
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.
Referenced in The Making of 'Sunday'
Quoted in the background score and sung by Peter Ustinov
, Robert Mitchum
, Deborah Kerr' and Glynis Johns See more