"The Sundowners" (1950) pits rancher Tom Cloud against resentful neighbors who once used the land he now leases. When his foreman is murdered, he turns to his ne'er-do-well brother, Kid Wichita, for protection—but at what cost?
George Templeton, who directed the film, went on to work on the iconic Western TV series, "Rawhide," which starred Clint Eastwood. Set in the American West, "The Sundowners" shouldn't be confused with a 1960s flick of the same name, which is set in the Australian Outback.
Mark BrunsonMark Brunson, Professor of Environment and Society at Utah State University, discusses conflict over natural resources, the iUTAH project and the SciFi Friday Western films "Abilene Town," "The Sundowners," "The Big Trees" and "Angel and the Badman."
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