Classic Westerns

The Sundowners (1950)

Director: George Templeton
Actors: Robert Preston, Robert Sterling, Chill Wills, Cathy Downs, Jack Elam, John Barrymore Jr.
Runtime: 78 min.

A cattleman brings in a hired gunman to help settle the score in a range war, but the gunman brings a whole lot of trouble and family history along with him.

Trivia: Director George Templeton was nominated for two Best Short Film Oscars in 1945 and 1946. He played football at the University of Southern California, where he was on the Freshman team with John Wayne. This movie was shot back to back with High Lonesome on the same location near Marfa, TX with many of the same actors and crew. The Marfa, TX location has been used for many films including Giant (1956) and There Will Be Blood (2007). The Amazon TV series I Love Dick (2016) takes place in Marfa, TX.