A sundowner thwarts the plans of a scoundrel who seeks revenge on a couple by abducting their infant daughter.
The Sundowner, now a lost film, is obscure enough even in contemporary newspapers. However, a report in the Goulburn Evening Penny Post notes:
'"The Sundowner" is a capital story of unbounded interest and excitement. The life in the Never, Never country, with its awesome loneliness and characteristic beauty, is defined throughout the lengthy picture with such incredible exactness that with small imagination the spectator is carried direct to the spot. "The Sundowner," being one of Pathe Freres' first efforts in dramatic photography in our country, particular care has been paid in making it a pronounced success. Localities were explored and carefully considered, the site of operations being ultimately found out in the far west. A company of the first rank of colonial actors was selected to assume the many characters involved, and a staff of skilled photographic operators was deputed to carefully absorb this delightful dramatic story into photographic form for presentation to the many to whom this class of picture appeals.'
'The Sundowner', Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 21 September 1911, p.2.