6.8/10
545
9 user 27 critic

Private Property (1960)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 24 April 1960 (USA)
Trailer
1:43 | Trailer
An arrogant criminal offers to seduce a woman for his dim, sexually inexperienced partner.

Director:

Leslie Stevens

Writer:

Leslie Stevens (dramatist)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hero's Island (1962)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In 1718 a recently freed family of indentured workers inherits the small uninhabited Bull Island off the Carolina coast. The family consist of husband and wife, one son, and a second son ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Stevens
Stars: James Mason, Neville Brand, Kate Manx
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An escapee from an asylum takes refuge in a woman's house; but she has dark secrets of her own.

Director: George Englund
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Stuart Whitman, Edward Mulhare
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her ... See full summary »

Director: George Abbott
Stars: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller
The Big Clock (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man for the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ranger Jack Mason is sent to Manzanita to bring in Ann Jordan, head of the Jordan gang, reputed to have murdered a rancher and stolen his herd. Mason helps her out during an ambush and, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy
Stars: Tim Holt, Frances E. Neal, Ray Whitley
No Way Out (1950)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A black doctor is assigned to treat two white racist suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A British lady entomologist travels to a Balkan country to look into germ warfare trials using various bugs as carriers.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier
The Shooting (1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Will Hutchins
Action | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In a precursor to Trading Places (1983), the Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, John Bromfield
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Mexican bandit teams up with a band of renegade Native Americans to avenge his older brothers when they are killed by a prankster, gold-obsessed bounty hunter.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Mark Damon, Valeria Fabrizi, Franco De Rosa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Kate Manx ... Ann Carlyle
Corey Allen ... Duke
Warren Oates ... Boots
Jerome Cowan ... Ed Hogate
Robert Wark Robert Wark ... Roger Carlyle
Jules Maitland Jules Maitland ... Robbery Victim
Edit

Storyline

Duke and Boots, two young thugs, hold up a California gas-station owner. Duke, viral and savage, taunts the slower and psychologically-confused Boots because he has never made a sexual conquest. Duke offers to seduce a woman for Boots and the pair force a passing motorist to pursue a sports car driven by Ann Carlyle, the lustful wife of a insurance-company executive who has some desires of her own not being met by her husband. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

And the Man Who Owned Her Didn't Even Know She Was a "TWITCH"! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Property! See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Gazzara was approached to play Duke, but turned said offer down. See more »

Goofs

Jerome Cowan's character describes his car as a 1954 Buick Skylark, but the car used in the film is a 1953 model (which has a slightly different design - different front hood badge and front bumper 'bullets'). See more »

Connections

Features Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
by Herschel Burke Gilbert and Alfred Perry
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Psycho-Sexual Thrill Ride from 1960
17 November 2016 | by mackjay2See all my reviews

This legendary, presumed lost film is now available is very good print on blu-ray and DVD. Was it worth the wait? I'd say yes. PRIVATE PROPERTY is artfully photographed and has a very capable cast who give convincing performances. The film is short and to the point: a crime thriller with some subtext, that holds a viewer's interest and sustains plenty of tension. It's not some lost masterpiece, but an accomplished minor film that is somewhat ahead of its time in frankness about some sexual matters.

Corey Allen (Duke), Warren Oates (Boots) play drifters who have apparently just met. Duke is the stronger personality and clearly a manipulating sociopath. He dominates Boots, promising a sexual initiation with a beautiful suburban housewife Ann (Kate Manx). The men have followed Ann to her home by way of nearly car-jacking another driver (Hollywood veteran Jerome Cowan). They hole up in an unoccupied house next door and watch Ann as she swims and sunbathes. All the while, Duke stokes Boots' sexual frustration. It's never clear just how much Boots actually wants Ann. He's clearly under Duke's spell, and soon Ann will be as well. Once Ann's husband leaves on a business trip the film kicks into high gear. There is a nice, moody, late-50s feeling to much of this film, especially in the scenes set inside Ann's home. But unlike most films of the era, PRIVATE PROPERTY has a frankness about sexual matters and sociopathy. Possibly only PSYCHO or PEEPING TOM (both also released in 1960) dared to openly portray violent sexual deviancy in similar ways. PRIVATE PROPERTY is nowhere near those films, artistically speaking, but it's still pretty strong stuff to watch. Leslie Steven's direction is economical and well paced. Thanks to Ted D. McCord, the film has an attractive look, occasionally resembling TV drama from the period. Pete Rugolo's score adds a lot to the atmosphere. Best of all are the actors. Manx is very affecting and it's too bad she did not appear in more films. Corey Allen (always underrated, even after a well- remembered sequence in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE) gives the strongest performance. He's very adept at playing on the other characters' weaknesses to achieve his own ends. And Warren Oates at the beginning of his career is a standout as the weak-willed, sexually conflicted Boots. It's great to finally have this film in such a terrific edition.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed