On Location with 'The Sundowners'

5 min

Well, there it is, darl. Bulinga.

Just another town.

Can't tell it from 20 others

we've passed through in six months.

Best part is when you come to them

for the first time, like now.

They're all different somehow.

You mean like some have six pubs

and others have a dozen?

No, that ain't what I mean.

The trouble with you, Ida,

is you got no imagination.

I got an aching backside,

that's my trouble.

I know all about that backside.

It only aches

when you're losing an argument.

Let's go, Sam.

- Good night, Mum.

- Good night, dear.

Is that all the money we got left?


And keep your hands off it.

Got a hole in my sock.

All right.

Leave it out where I can find it.

Aren't you gonna wash tonight?

I washed this morning.

Admiring yourself?

Magnificent specimen, ain't I?

Oh, I don't know. Downright puny

compared to some I've seen.

You know something, Ide?

You're built the way

a woman ought to be built.

- Just find it out?

- No, I noticed it a couple times before.

It just came home to me today,

when we were passing through Cooma...

...seeing all them sheilas.

Broomsticks, that's what they are.

Nothing to hang on to.

Did you try?

Now, you know better than that.

I was just looking.

- And comparing, eh?

- That's right.

Looking, comparing,

thinking what a lucky bloke I am.

Oh, glad to know you appreciate me.

Come on over here, I'll appreciate you.

Want another cuppa?

There's still some in the billy.


Sean, get that saddle on Sam, will you?

Well, come on, get a move on you.

Look at that farm, Dad. Ain't it a beaut?

It's nice.

Oh, it's all right.

Bit on the small side.

And how many acres do you own,

Mr. Carmody?

All of Australia, that's what I own.

The rivers, the plains, all of it.

Do you suppose the poor coot on that

farm can just come and go like we do?

- Well, maybe he don't want to.

- He can't. He's stuck.

He don't sleep

for fear his cows will run dry...

...or else he don't sleep

because he's up milking them.

Breaks his back painting the place

and watches the sun peel it off.

Worries about droughts,

and when the drought breaks...

- ... he's got floods to worry about.

- You do have troubles, don't you?

Why, you've just gone through more

in the last 10 seconds...

...than most farmers go through

in 10 years.

Do you think those cow cockies

have an easy time of it?

Nobody has an easy time of it.

How do you know

that bloke don't lie awake...

...worrying about the mortgage?

Do I do that?

Well, if you did, you'd be the first man

ever mortgaged a tent.

Oh, you're a card, Ide.

You're a real card.

I don't know why the pictures

didn't take you instead of Buster Keaton.

Well, I'll be home for dinner.

Darl, if you get the job...

...what you gonna do

about an extra horse?

Well, I thought about

taking on another drover.

Be sure and get someone

we can live with.

We're gonna be stuck with him

for two or three months.

A clean-living teetotaler,

that's what I'll hire.

Well, you can try a little teetotaling

yourself, while you're at it.

It's all right, ain't it?

It's what home looks like,

when you have a home.

Reckon I'll go bag us

a couple of rabbits.

Head towards town.

See if you can find your dad.

He ought to have been back long ago.

He's either celebrating getting the job

or drowning his disappointment.

Come on, Ollie.

Get off me!

Get lost!

Ollie! Ollie, let go!

Hey, mister, that's my dog.

Get off!

Get this moronic whelp off me

before I beat his brains out.

Don't hit him.

Hit him with that, and I'll shoot you.

- Get off.

- Ollie, let go.

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