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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:
Why should it be a condemned movie too? See more (49 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)
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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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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Tennessee Williams was so dismayed by the film made from his play he threatened to have his name taken off the credits.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: On the day Owen is leaving Dodson, MS to return to New Orleans, LA, we can see a fire burning in the background with a plume of black smoke rising from it, such as a burning tire or an oil fire. Then at the end of the movie when Willy is recounting the fate of Alma, and as the helicopter shot rises up, that same fire is burning. The helicopter even flies through the plume of smoke.See more »
Movie Connections:
References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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41 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Why should it be a condemned movie too?, 14 March 2000
Author: Maria-Venetia Kyritsi (mvk0016@hotmail.com) from Athens, Greece

This Property is Condemned was a condemned movie from the day it was made. It didn't win critical acclaim, nobody saw it and still there are only a few people who have even heard of it. And yet it's so beautiful that you really don't need to be persuaded to watch it. From the beginning, and as the story carries us to a condemned love affair between a beautiful and proud young woman who wants the world (but all she gets is all the men around her crawling on her feet) and a man (Robert Redford) that only wants to keep her safe from her pride, we witness the changes that can be brought by just one person, either that is the impact on the small town that Alva (Natalie Wood) lives or on her heart and life. The end is some kind of divine justice that we all want to prevent but no one manages to, but at the same time a lyrical hope in the form of the left behind (and astoundingly good) Mary Badham. A song that Tennessee Williams certainly wouldn't have approved for his book but at the same time what has always stayed in heart from this wonderful film. That and the glass snowstorm.

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