The Sundowners

The Sundowners

The Sundowners is a 1950 American Technicolor Western film directed by George Templeton, starring Robert Preston and featuring John Drew Barrymore (billed as John Barrymore, Jr.), Robert Sterling, Chill Wills, and Jack Elam. The film is also known as Thunder in the Dust in the United Kingdom.


A rash of cattle rustling leads to a range war, centered on the disputed grazing rights to a fertile canyon. Hostilities escalate with the arrival of a gunman, who disrupts both sides in the conflict.

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    director George Templeton
    editor Jack Ogilvie
    genre western
    keywords range war rustle
    musicBy Alberto Colombo
    producer Alan Le May George Templeton
    productionCompany Le May-Templeton Pictures
    publisher Eagle-Lion Films