This Property Is Condemned
This Property Is Condemned (1966)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 3, 1966
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2003
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Variety Staff

Derived from a Tennessee Williams one-acter, the production is adult without being sensational, touching without being maudlin.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Christopher Null

For megafans of its leads only.

Time Out

Considering the wealth of talent that participated in this Tennessee Williams adaptation, the results are disappointing in the extreme.

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TV Guide

The script is riddled with obvious problems, but the acting is top-notch.

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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.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Pretty controversial in its time; see it for Redford and Wood.

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"this property is condemned" would probably be the only romantic tale from tennesse williams with less dosage of cynicism and more of an elegy of… More