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This Property Is Condemned
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Release Date:
7 October 1966 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Alva wanted out in the worst way. See more »
Plot:
A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income)... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Natalie Wood & Robert Redford. Perfect. See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Natalie Wood ... Alva Starr

Robert Redford ... Owen Legate

Charles Bronson ... J.J. Nichols

Kate Reid ... Hazel Starr

Mary Badham ... Willie Starr
Alan Baxter ... Knopke

Robert Blake ... Sidney

Dabney Coleman ... Salesman
John Harding ... Johnson
Ray Hemphill ... Jim
Brett Pearson ... Charlie

Jon Provost ... Tom
Robert Random ... Tiny (as Bob Random)
Quintin Sondergaard ... Hank
Mike Steen ... Max
Bruce Watson ... Lin Tate
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ralph Roberts ... Boarding House Tenant (uncredited)
Nick Stuart ... Railroad Conductor (uncredited)

Directed by
Sydney Pollack 
 
Writing credits
Tennessee Williams (play)

Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) (as Francis Coppola) &
Fred Coe (screenplay) &
Edith R. Sommer (screenplay) (as Edith Sommer)

David Rayfiel  uncredited

Produced by
John Houseman .... producer
Ray Stark .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenyon Hopkins 
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
 
Production Design by
Stephen B. Grimes  (as Stephen Grimes)
 
Art Direction by
Philip M. Jefferies  (as Phil Jefferies)
Hal Pereira (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist: Ms. Wood (as Maryce Bates)
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist
Gary Morris .... makeup artist (as Garrett Morris)
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Clarence Eurist .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Saeta .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Harry Lindgren .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael A. Jones .... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Stafford .... gaffer (uncredited)
Nelson Tyler .... helicopter photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Landers .... costumer: Ms. Wood
Ted Tetrick .... costumer: men
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
 
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110 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Grayson Hall was initially considered to play Natalie Wood's mother.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At about 1:20 Alva smashes Mr. Johnson's glass during a toast in the bar, then later in the scene the glass is sitting on the table unbroken.See more »
Movie Connections:
References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Natalie Wood & Robert Redford. Perfect., 29 November 2003
Author: eaglejet98

This is one of Natalie Wood's best dramatic performances. She had been a major star for more than a decade when she made this film so it is hard to believe she was only 27. Her looks were the best they ever were.

Robert Redford was not a major star yet but his performance was equal to anything he did later.

This story is classic Tennessee Williams. I'm sure he only climbed out of a bottle long enough to write it and then crawled right back inside. It revolves around a railroad executive who travels the company line and trims the personnel fat during the great depression. He hits a small southern Mississippi town where one could cut the humidity and poverty with a knife. He has to decide which men to fire and which to keep. Then his very ordered and structured life gets complicated when he stays at a boarding house run by a dysfunctional family. He meets the oldest daughter, Natalie Wood, who is the local beauty. Great credit goes to casting and whoever scouted and selected the site location.

The supporting characters are superb in their roles as examples of the worst people we've ever run into. Everyone except Redford's character is living in total denial. They're all shallow losers.

Weird flick. Great, but weird. Depressing, but weird.

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