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Two brothers, good guy Tom Cloud (Sterling) and bad guy James Cloud, aka "Kid Wichita" (Preston), find themselves on opposite sides of the law in a range war. Caught in the middle is the pair's younger brother Jeff Cloud (Barrymore Jr), who steals the show in his very first acting role. A top-notch western, well-written and acted, leading up to an exciting climax.

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  • Actors: Robert Preston, Peter Ustinov, Robert Sterling, John Barrymore Jr., Jack Elam
  • Directors: George Templeton
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Reel Enterprises
  • DVD Release Date: April 13, 2007
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PDZRY6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,668 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By B. Cathey on August 21, 2006
Format: DVD
THE SUNDOWMERS (1950) was a Alan LeMay/Templeton production, via Eagle-Lion, which competed briefly with some of the larger releasing studios in the later 1940's early '50s. Until VCI's release I'd never seen a good print of it, either on VHS or DVD. The VCI technicolor print is very good, and purchasers will not be disappointed. The film boasts stellar performances by an underrated Robert Preston and, in a sometimes comic role, Chill Wills. Robert Sterling is fine as well, but Preston steals the show. A young John Barrymore, Jr., plays the younger brother to Sterling and Preston. Eagle-Lion followed THE SUNDOWNERS with a sequel, HIGH LONESOME, starring's an okay film [VCI has it out as well, in another fine technicolor print], although Barrymore lacks the panache of a Preston. Still, at the inexpensive price asked, worthwhile investigating....

As an earlier reviewer commented, the liner notes mix up Preston and Sterling, but this should in no way deter you from purchasing THE SUNDOWNERS, an enjoyable film and very welcome. Extras include cast bio's and scene selections. Our thanks to the adventuresome folks at VCI who contine to do great work in releasing good prints of some B (and A) level Westerns, classic horror, film noir, adventure films, and serials!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Charles Justus Garard on August 4, 2009
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Like many Americans, I grew up with westerns, usually seen on the screen of my father's small-town theatre in western Illinois.

Robert Preston chews the scenery as the heavy in this 1950 melodrama, and John Drew Barrymore (or John Barrymore Jr.) makes a token appearance as a kid brother. In HIGH LONESOME, supposedly a sequel to this film, he is the top-listed star. The Amazon description has Robert Sterling listed as the villain, but, in fact, he is the good guy, while top-billed Preston gets to play the sneaky villain who will even steal his brother's gun to commit a murder. His role is not unlike the one he plays opposite Robert Mitchum in the Robert Wise film noir western BLOOD ON THE MOON. Chill Wills shows us what he looked like at this time, as does the lanky and distinctive Jack Elam, playing against his usual type.

At the beginning of the film (remember when film credits were shown at the beginning of a film instead of at the end when the audience is walking out or ejecting the DVD at home?) we are told where the film was photographed, and the appropriate ranchers are thanked for the privilege of allowing the production to be made on their property. Interesting. Informative.

What is equally interesting is being able to see a film on DVD in near pristine quality, thanks to the Technicolor original that has survived since 1950. One almost feels as if he or she is somehow back there, visiting the set by way of a time machine. Since that approximate time, however, we have been forced to watch films lensed in Ansco-color (Metrocolor), Eastmancolor, Warnercolor, DeLuxe Color, Movielab color, Trucolor, and other two-strip variations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Wadle on February 12, 2012
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My apologies if this is redundant but want to make sure fans know that VCI Entertainment seems to make quality DVD transfers. This is not a review of the film itself. It is a review of the disc quality ...the disc being manufactured by Vci Entertainment. I had another copy of this film on a dvd from another manufacturer. I had purchased this a few years ago when I was still ignorant of how to search for quality transfers. That dvd quality was terrible. So, if you want this movie on video buy the Vci Entertainment copy and see how great the quality is compared to some real cheaply made, discount dvds for sale. Also, as previously stated, be aware the blurb on the dvd case is wrong in stating that Robert Sterling plays the mustachioed is actually Robert Preston who plays that role.
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The Sundowners, 1950 film

This was filmed on ranches near Amarillo and Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. Who killed Juan, a ranch hand? This ranch owner is a newcomer to the area. He is resented because the other ranchers used to graze on his lands. A stranger visits the ranch owner, he learned things in the back room of a saloon. There was an eyewitness to Juan's murder. It wasn't Kid Wichita. At night riders are attacked, they were stealing cattle. A big landowner comes by to complain about the shooting of one of his men (who was riding at night). Taking their saddles away was a costly and deadly insult. Wichita and others visit, we see an authentic small ranch house from that era. Cowboys ride and herd the famous white-faced Hereford cattle famous for their beef.

"Do you know what cartridges cost?" There are plans for night riding. Wichita hears these plans, then extinguishes the light when he leaves. He next visits Tom Cloud for a conversation. A windmill pumps water for cattle. John Gall visits Tom to ask for his help in straightening out the country. [The conversation seems to drag.] Another man is shot! Kathleen brings Tom's gun back. Tom decides to act. There is a shoot-out between the opposing forces in a canyon. The numbers dwindle. Jeff is wounded, but helps in the battle. Now Tom Cloud will face Wichita to bring him in for Gall's murder. There is a dramatic end to the conflict. The good guy wins. Will there be peace in the valley now?

This is a low budget film that plods through its bad story. A better script makes a better story. It does involve the classic conflicts over business (land and cattle), with personal conflicts.
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