The title came from one of Williams' early
plays. The cast included three Oscar winners (Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward,
and Anna Magnani), and Sidney Lumet directed the script co-written by Williams
and Meade Roberts.
Set in Marigold, Mississippi, location shooting
actually took place in Milton, New York.
Tensions ran high on the set as co-stars Magnani and Brando repeatedly clashed
over their roles.
On display is a mimeograph script from the film
and an original pressbook.
This Property Is Condemned
features an all-star cast with Natalie
Wood, Robert Redford, and Robert Blake. The legendary John Housman and Ray Stark
produced the film, and Sydney Pollack directed. Francis Ford Coppola is one of
five screenwriters, who describe their work as
only "suggested by" the Tennessee Williams play. However,
much of the story is the same -- the tale of
a railway administrator sent to Dodson,
Mississippi to close down the system. There he interacts
with the flirtatious Alva who is trapped in a world of hypocrisy and
imagination. Reviews proved lackluster.[go to page 4 >>]