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This Property Is Condemned
Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, this screen version (after falling into the hands of screenwriters) tells of the struggles of a young woman as her mother attempts to manipulate her love life. Natalie Wood stars as Alva, who falls for Owen (Robert Redford) when he stays at her mother Hazel's (Kate Reid) boarding house. After Hazel lies to Owen that Alva is marrying someone else, he leaves town. A spiteful Alva marries her mother's violent lover, J.J. (Charles Bronson). The day after the wedding, she comes to her senses and goes after Owen, but her mother interferes again,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Derived from a Tennessee Williams one-acter, the production is adult without being sensational, touching without being maudlin."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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
"For megafans of its leads only."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Considering the wealth of talent that participated in this Tennessee Williams adaptation, the results are disappointing in the extreme."
‑ , Time Out
"The script is riddled with obvious problems, but the acting is top-notch."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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."
‑ , Film4
"Under Sydney Pollack's direction, they are all acting seamy sterotypes."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Pretty controversial in its time; see it for Redford and Wood."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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