Sunday, November 28, 2021

Movie Review: Private Property (1960)

Private Property written and directed by Leslie Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A disturbing psychological thriller neo noir about two drifters, a smooth talking lothario and his halfwit and virginal partner Boots (played by a very young Warren Oates), plotting to seduce a beautiful and unhappily married woman. The disturbing thing is that the charmer intends to get the woman in bed then pull a switch-roo so his partner can finally get laid. The script is terrific detailing the machinations of lothario Duke, played perfectly by Corey Allen, and his methodical attempt to seduce an unwilling married woman. A bit too sexy for its time it was banned and censored and then lost for decades. It may be a low-budget B-movie but the direction, cinematography, and performances are all superb. An easy four stars and highly recommended.

Available to stream for free (with commercials) on Tubi.

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