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The Sundowners (UK / Australia, 1960)

Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill, Chips Rafferty, Michael Anderson. Sheep drovers, Paddy, Ida, and their son Sean are always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down on a farm, but Paddy who can't bear being "tied down" wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, child birth, drinking, and a race horse all play a part in the final decision. Based on the novel by Jon Cleary. 133 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Rapf, Joanna E. "Mythic Figures: Women and Co-Being in Three Films by Fred Zinnemann." Film Criticism, Spring-Fall94, Vol. 18/19 Issue 3/1, p140-154, 15p; (AN 31374653) Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

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