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Wealthy, insensitive young Beau Bridges buys an inner-city tenement, planning to evict the present occupants and construct a luxury home for himself. But once he ventures into the tenement, he grows quite fond of the low-income ethnic types who dwell within. He even kicks over the traces of his WASP upbringing by romancing black tenants [[Performer~P63013~Diana Sands~dianasands]] and [[Performer~P126215~Marki Bey~markibey]]. Though essentially a comedy, The Landlord offers several painful truths about ghetto existence. Essentially, Beau Bridges acts as the audience's "eyes:" we learn as he learns, we grow as he grows. The Landlord represents the first directorial effort of Oscar-winning film editor Hal Ashby. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 20, 1970

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lee Grant Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1970 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lee Grant Best Supporting Actress 1970 Nominee

Cast

Beau Bridges
as Elgar Enders
Lee Grant
as Mrs. Enders
Diana Sands
as Fanny
Marki Bey
as Lanie
Pearl Bailey
as Marge
Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Copee
Douglas Grant
as Walter Gee
Mel Stewart
as Prof. Duboise
Walter Brooke
as Mr. Enders
Susan Anspach
as Susan Enders
Gretchen Walther
as Doris
Grover Dale
as Oscar
Oliver Clark
as Mr. Farcus
Gloria Hendry
as Gloria
Larry Cook
Robert Klein
as Peter
Will MacKenzie
as William Jr.
Joe Madden
as Grandfather
Trish VanDevere
as Sally
Stanley Greene
as Heywood
Tony Major
Van Kirksey
as Van
Hector Elizondo
as Hector
Lionel Wilson
Louise Stubbs
as Louise

Crew

Hal Ashby
Director
Norman Jewison
Producer
Patrick Palmer
Producer
Kristin Hunter
Book Author
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer
Edward Warschilka
Editor
Clem Portman
Sound/Sound Designer
Terence Nelson
First Assistant Director
Michael Chapman
Camera Operator
Mike Maggi
Makeup
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