Toys in the Attic
Toys in the Attic (1963)

When a man returns to his New Orleans home with his new and naive bride, his two old-maid sisters meddle in his affairs and attempt to manipulate the young wife. This drama is adapted from the acclaimed 1960 Broadway play by Lillian… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 31, 1963
DVD Release Date: September 16, 1989
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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

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