Toys in the Attic
Toys in the Attic (1963)

Julian Berniers (Dean Martin ) return from Illinois with his young bride Lily (Yvette Mimieux) to the family in New Orleans. Sisters Carrie (Geraldine Page) and Anne (Wendy Hiller) welcome the couple, who arrive with expensive gifts for the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 16, 1989
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TIME Magazine

Hellman speaks her mind brilliantly but opens her heart rarely. When the moment requires feeling, she too often offers irony; when the theme invites tragedy, she resorts to melodrama.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Page was brilliant and Hiller, in a less showy role, was excellent.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Toys in the Attic is a somewhat watered-down version of Lillian Hellman's play, but enough of the original emotional savagery has been retained to satisfy those who prefer their melodramatic meat raw and chewy.

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Emanuel Levy
Screendaily

Dean Martin is miscast in this adaptation of Lillian Hellman's melodramatic play about a con man and the women in his life.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Somebody out there in Hollywood has made even more of a wreck of Lillian Hellman's Toys in the Attic than was made of it on the stage. I would say the responsible party is the director, George Roy Hill.

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jay nixon
Heavy dramatics and a suffocating atmosphere make this a challenge at times. What it has to balance out all the weighty goings on is acting of the highest… More