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This Property Is Condemned


A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway. Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Under Sydney Pollack's direction, they are all acting seamy sterotypes.

- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Monday, May 9, 2005


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

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.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

4 stars

did you know Natalie Wood was this gorgeous? good gracious this film makes her look good--both physically and as an actress. I thought Redford's character was a little bland in contrast, but he still acted it well. Pollack, Coppola and company do a terrific job adapting a one act play to the silver screen. this is quintessential Tennessee Williams--setting, characters, conflicts--everything was tailor-made for his style of storytelling. the ending's a bit vague and depressing, but I actually like having to fill in my own blanks with this one. overall a solid, enjoyable, and very over-looked film.

- placeinthesun455, Friday, May 13, 2011

4 stars

I have watched this many times over the years, a favorite ol' chick-flick of mine - but a good one. One of Francis Ford Coppola's first screen plays - as adapted from Tennesse Williams one act play. Directed by Sydney Pollack. Up & coming stars galore to be found in this one. New Orleans a star itself in the second half of this movie. When ever I need a good snoty nosed half a box of tissues gone cry - I watch this. Doesn't matter how many times I watch it - cry at the end every single time. The first time I saw it I was a very little girl who wanted to grow up and be Natalie Wood, or Audrey Hepburn, or That Girl.

- svmainus, Thursday, March 8, 2007

4 stars

Robert Redford looking mighty handsome, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson and Mary Badham who played 'Scout' in "To Kill A Mockingbird"

- youngsherry, Sunday, March 11, 2007