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This Property Is Condemned (1966)

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

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

Tennessee Williams (suggested by a one act play of), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) (as Francis Coppola) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
John Harding John Harding ... Gerard Johnson
Dabney Coleman ... Salesman
Ray Hemphill Ray Hemphill ... Jimmy Bell
Brett Pearson Brett Pearson ... Charlie Steinkamp
Jon Provost ... Tom
Quentin Sondergaard Quentin Sondergaard ... Hank (as Quintin Sondergaard)
Mike Steen Mike Steen ... Max
Bruce Watson ... Lindsay Tate
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Storyline

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:

Call her what you want. Do with her what you will. But remember... This property is condemned. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Una mujer sin horizonte See more »

Filming Locations:

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Wood informed Redford that she was in talks with several interrsting directors, Redford requested his friend Sydney Pollack. Wood didn't know who he was but after an interview, Pollack got the job. See more »

Goofs

When Alva first gets onto the train to New Orleans, the woman sitting a couple of rows behind her is resting on her arm and seems to be sleeping. In the next closeup scene, she is awake and sitting up and awake. 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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Sensational movie in which Natalie Wood and Robert Redford realize formidable interpretations
1 March 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film is a beautiful and enjoyable story and narrates upon a family formed by one mother and two daughters proprietaries a hotel of a small town of the United States . Film with five characters move in different interest , the mother (Kate Reid) is an egoistic person who thinks in economic interest and utilizes her daughter Alba (Natalie Wood) for the hotel business . She no interest on her daughters , neither their sentimental life.

Natalie Wood , principal protagonist , plays Alba and realizes a formidable interpretation , she is attractive and beautiful interpreting an innocent and no malice young . She is enamored of an attractive young named Owen , feeling the first love desires . Owen , Robert Redford , the ultimate character in scene comes to the town to close a company causing the anger of workers and he falls in love for Alba . Redford realizes an excellent acting . Mary Badhan is the small daughter , the role is represented in the film narration on the initiation and the final . Charles Bronson in a secondary role interprets a cold man , an unscrupulous person , he is the mother's lover and pursues to her daughter Alba . The film is based on Tenesse Williams' novel . The interesting writings by a young Francis Ford Coppola . The film was well directed by Sidney Pollack.

The movie is little known and the cinematographic value is elevated and is very agreeable for the young public who'll like the enormous sexual attractive of Natalie Wood . Rating : Very good and entertaining.


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