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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. Natalie Wood is captivating as Alva Starr, the coquettish town flirt with plenty of big plans but nowhere to go... until Legate appears on her doorstep. Their ensuing affair enrages Alva's distant, uncaring mother (Kate Reid)—and ignites a town's revenge. Masterfully directed by Sydney Pollack (The Way We Were, Out of Africa, The Firm) and co-written for the screen by Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather trilogy), This Property Is Condemned sizzles with unbridled passion and fiery emotion.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 14
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Under Sydney Pollack's direction, they are all acting seamy sterotypes.
Fresh: Derived from a Tennessee Williams one-acter, the production is adult without being sensational, touching without being maudlin.
Fresh: Sydney Pollack's second film (1966) has Natalie Wood and Robert Redford entangled in a steamy Tennessee Williams plotline, well photographed by James Wong Howe.
Fresh: Coppola had a hand in the script, but this is an overcooked melodrama that's easy on the eye and not too taxing on the brain.
Anything with Robert Redford (sigh) is good!!!
I think that it's captivating and intruiging. Plus, Robert Redford is in it!!!! Come on, what mor can you ask for!
Almost 5 stars..
This movie is very worth buying, the cast is great esp. Redford & Kate Reid ,she should have at least been nominated for an oscar...
My only problem is the ending, it feels cut off and leaves the viewer hanging for a better ending.
its very Tennesee Williams
I have always liked this movie and thought it was a shame that it wasn't more popular. It reminds me of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Managerie. I was going to write a review to get the word out ,,,This writer is every bit as good as Tennessee Williams.... I thought I should look to see who wrote it, and go figure... he wrote it! So if you like Tennessee Williams, you should enjoy this. I think Natalie Wood and Robert Redford have good chemistry on screen. They made another film together called Inside Daisy Clover which is one of the worst films ever made, imho, but don't let that scare you off the pair in this case. This film is very good