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The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
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Alva Starr
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Owen Legate
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J.J. Nichols
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Hazel Starr
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Willie Starr
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Knopke
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Sidney
John Harding ...
Gerard Johnson
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Salesman
Ray Hemphill ...
Jimmy Bell
Brett Pearson ...
Charlie Steinkamp
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Tom
Quentin Sondergaard ...
Hank (as Quintin Sondergaard)
Mike Steen ...
Max
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Lindsay Tate
Robert Random ...
Tiny (as Bob Random)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glenn Allan ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Dale Hogan ...
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Mike Mahoney ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Irene Martin ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Loretta Miller ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Quinn Morrison ...
Tiny (uncredited)
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Trainman (uncredited)
Billy Street ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Railroad Conductor (uncredited)
Robert Swan ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Geraldine West ...
Rose (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sydney Pollack

Written by

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Tennessee Williams ... (suggested by a one act play of)
 
Francis Ford Coppola ... (screenplay) (as Francis Coppola) &
Fred Coe ... (screenplay) &
Edith Sommer ... (screenplay)
 
David Rayfiel ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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John Houseman ... producer
Ray Stark ... producer

Music by

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Kenyon Hopkins

Cinematography by

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James Wong Howe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Adrienne Fazan

Editorial Department

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Donald Freeman ... final colorist (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Stephen B. Grimes ... (as Stephen Grimes)

Art Direction by

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Philip M. Jefferies ... (as Phil Jefferies)
Hal Pereira ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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William Kiernan

Costume Design by

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Edith Head

Makeup Department

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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

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Clarence Eurist ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eddie Saeta ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Charles Grenzbach ... sound recordist
Harry Lindgren ... sound recordist

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael A. Jones ... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Stafford ... gaffer (uncredited)
Nelson Tyler ... helicopter photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ann Landers ... costumer: Ms. Wood
Ted Tetrick ... costumer: men
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Other crew

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Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to escape Alva's mother's (Hazel) clutches and the town's revenge. Written by Kelly

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Taglines Alva wanted out in the worst way. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Propriété interdite (France)
  • Propiedad condenada (Spain)
  • Traumstation (East Germany)
  • Zatvaranje pruge (Yugoslavia, Croatian title)
  • Забранена собственост (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 110 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Natalie Wood attempted suicide during the filming of this movie (27 November 1965). See more »
Goofs When Alva's train is headed to New Orleans, there is a shot of it crossing a long over-water trestle, and there is a modern highway bridge in the background. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sydney Pollock (1973). See more »
Soundtracks Wish Me a Rainbow See more »
Quotes Alva Starr: New Orleans is certainly not a place where a person needs to feel the pain of separation for long.
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