The Landlord | Chicago Reader

The Landlord

Liberal guilt, with a few good laughs, a lot of frantic activity, and the occasional backfire. Beau Bridges is pale and befuddled (appropriately) as a rich kid who acquires a slum building and decides to move in. This 1970 feature was the directorial debut of Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, Shampoo, Coming Home, Being There), and for a first effort it isn't that bad. With Lee Grant, Diana Sands, and Pearl Bailey.



  • Hal Ashby


  • Beau Bridges
  • Pearl Bailey
  • Diana Sands
  • Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Lee Grant
  • Douglas Grant
  • Melvin Stewart
  • Walter Brooke
  • Susan Anspach
  • Robert Klein
  • Will Mackenzie
  • Gretchen Walther
  • Stanley Green
  • Marki Bey


  • Norman Jewison

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