With Peter Ustinov, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Dina Merrill, Lola Brooks, Glynis Johns, Wylie Watson, Michael Anderson, Jr., Chips Rafferty
The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn between the father’s desires to continue his nomadic sheep-herding ways and the wife’s and son’s desire to settle down in one place. The movie stars Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Peter Ustinov, with a supporting cast including Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill, Michael Anderson, Jr., and Chips Rafferty.
The screenplay was adapted by Isobel Lennart from Jon Cleary’s novel of the same name; it was produced and directed by Fred Zinnemann.
At the 33rd Academy Awards, The Sundowners was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.