Private Property


(Leslie Stevens, 1960, US, 35mm, 79 min.)

An early forbearer of the “New Hollywood” movement, Private Property concerns a young woman who becomes victim to a pair of drifters, Boots and Duke (played by cult favorites Warren Oates and Corey Allen, respectively). While the film’s frank presentation of sexual desire resulted in denial of MPAA approval and a limited release in the US, it was a hit in Europe. Private Property is a scruffy underdog of a movie and deserving of a reappraisal.

35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.