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This Property Is Condemned -- Repressed desires, sultry women, sweltering weather and a handsome new stranger in town...this is playwright Tennessee Williams at his very best. Depression-era Dodson, Mississippi, is particularly devastated with the arrival of Owen Legate (Robert Redford), a railroad official with a pocketful of pink slips for the rail yard employees.

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Director:
Writers:
Tennessee Williams (suggested by a one act play of)
Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) ...
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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:
Good southern drama See more (54 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 ... Gerard 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 (suggested by a one act play of)

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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Trivia:
This film is set in the early Depression era; the wall calendar in the local railroad office shows the date as "Friday 14 August" but it did not reveal the year. That particular date combination occurred in both 1931 and 1936. Williams' original story, models of automobiles used in the film and many other aspects suggest 1931; but the film "One Way Passage," which the characters viewed at the Delta-Brilliant Theatre was released in 1932.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: A wall calendar shows it to be August, 1931. Natalie Wood and Robert Redford go to a movie that didn't come out until October, 1932See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Sing You SinnersSee more »

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Good southern drama, 4 September 2000
Author: Ralpho from United States

There's a category of southern drama that has a particular feel to it. You can find it in books like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and movies like this one. The plots are different, but the moods seem to come from the same place. This movie gets it just right. It was obvious there would be a sad ending and I didn't mind. I didn't mind knowing it was coming either.

Natalie Wood gets top billing in this movie, and she creates a convincing flirtatious southern belle. Robert Redford is more interesting in his role, however. I'm not sure I've seen him play cynical and laconic in any other role. Redford fans shouldn't miss this one.

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The ending was too rushed. robertoahhh
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