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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:
One of the best movies of Natalie's career 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:
Natalie Wood had trouble performing the drunken bar scene, so she got drunk for real.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:
Just One More ChanceSee more »

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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies of Natalie's career, 26 January 2005
Author: Whydah1717 from United States

This is my favorite Natalie Wood movie. I love her in all of her movies, but this is just the BEST. She just comes across as so REAL in this picture.

It doesn't seem a stretch at all for Natalie to play the character of Alva. The character probably closely models Natalie's life in regard to her search for love and acceptance.

In the movie, Alva has ongoing issues with her mother, as Natalie did in real life.

If you like Natalie at all, you have got to see this movie. I feel it will become one of your favorites as it has mine.

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