Toys in the Attic (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

Toys in the Attic (1963)




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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 Hellman.


Dean Martin
as Julian Berniers
Geraldine Page
as Carrie Berniers
Wendy Hiller
as Anna Berniers
Yvette Mimieux
as Lily Prine Berniers
Gene Tierney
as Albertine Prine
Nan Martin
as Charlotte Warkins
Larry Gates
as Cyrus Warkins
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Critic Reviews for Toys in the Attic

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

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.

July 22, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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

July 22, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Dean Martin is miscast in this adaptation of Lillian Hellman's stage play, directed by the young George Roy Hill.

March 8, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Toys in the Attic

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 order. Martin, Yvette Mimieux and Gene Tierney all contribute excellent work but the real fireworks is between Geraldine Page and Wendy Hiller as Dean's sisters. While Gerry Page has the showier role it's Wendy Hiller who gives the film's best performance.

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