Repressed needs, sultry girls, sweltering climate and a good-looking new stranger on the town…that is playwright Tennessee Williams at his absolute best. Melancholy-era Dodson, Mississippi, is especially devastated with the arrival of Owen Legate (Robert Redford), a railroad official with a pocketful of pink slips for the rail yard workers. Natalie Wooden is fascinating as Alva Starr, the coquettish city flirt with loads of massive plans however nowhere to go…till Legate seems on her doorstep. Their ensuing affair enrages Alva’s distant, uncaring mom (Kate Reid)—and ignites a city’s revenge. Masterfully directed by Sydney Pollack (The Manner We Had been, Out of Africa, The Agency) and co-written for the display by Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather trilogy), This Property Is Condemned sizzles with unbridled ardour and fiery emotion.