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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HERE COME "THE SUNDOWNERS"! They're real people, fun people, fervent people. They have a tremendous urge to keep breathing. Their rousing story comes roaring across six thousand miles of excitement...
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Did You Know?
The man who offers to buy the horse at the end of the movie was played by Jon Cleary
, the author of the novel on which this movie was based. He also did an uncredited re-write of the script. See more
After Ida and Sean cross the bridge to escape the fire, they look into the flames for Paddy. Through the smoke, you can see a man tending the fire. 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 Lime-Juice Tub
Quoted in the background score and played by the band at the first race meeting and also sung at Mrs Firth's hotel See more