“Adult without being sensational, touching without being maudlin.”
“An experience of truly transcendent love”
–The New York Times
A great Hollywood film, unheralded in its time, and ripe for rediscovery, THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED is based on a Tennessee Williams play about a young railroad executive (Robert Redford) who comes to a small Mississippi town at the height of the Depression with bad news about the rail line. A spoiled young woman, the belle of the town (Natalie Wood) becomes infatuated with the man and begs him to take her with him when he leaves. Directed by Sydney Pollack and adapted by Francis Ford Coppola, with cinematography by James Wong Howe and costumes by Edith Head. The supporting cast includes Charles Bronson, Kate Reid, Mary Badham, and Robert Blake. We could go on. See it.