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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:
A classic! 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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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:
References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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32 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A classic!, 24 January 2004
Author: diddleysquat from United States

This is one of those dramas that is never dated. No matter how many times I watch it, it never loses its magic. Having memorized virtually every line in the movie, I continue to enjoy it more with each viewing.

The 1966 masterpiece, which takes place in a fictitious small town in Mississippi during the depression, was only released on DVD in late 2003. It should be a part of everyone's collection.

The characters and the setting are remarkable in their realism. Natalie Wood's vulnerable bimbo may be the best role of her career (and is Alva Star a perfect name, or what?). Kate Reid, as the middle aged mother who runs a shabby rooming house and quasi-brothel, delivers a rock solid performance. The younger daughter, played by child actress Mary Badham (of "To Kill a Mockingbird" fame) masterfully brings to the screen a complex blend of childlike naivete and cynical worldliness. Redford is memorable in his role as a newcomer on the scene, a temporary guest who clearly has no idea of the conflicted and tragic relationship he is destined to find with an enchanted-but-stained Natalie Wood and her wretched kin.

Indeed, the entire supporting cast in this torrid Tennessee Williams story put in star-quality performances. Collectively, they make this story unforgettable.

Little sister "Willie" is fond of calling her seductive older sister "the main attraction" - a description that could also be used to describe this amazing film.

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