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Toys in the Attic (1963 film)

Toys in the Attic
Promotional movie poster
Directed by George Roy Hill
Produced by Walter Mirisch
Based on Toys in the Attic 
by Lillian Hellman
Starring Dean Martin
Geraldine Page
Gene Tierney
Wendy Hiller
Music by George Duning
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc
Edited by Stuart Gilmore
Production
company
Meadway-Claude Productions Company
The Mirisch Corporation
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • July 31, 1963 (1963-07-31)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2.1 million[1]

Toys in the Attic is a 1963 American George Duning.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

Julian Berniers returns from Illinois with his young bride Lily Prine to the family in New Orleans. His spinster sisters Carrie and Anna welcome the couple, who arrive with expensive gifts. Julian tells them that while his factory went out of business, he did manage to save money. While the sisters are skeptical, there is much talk of a long-hoped-for trip to Europe for the two sisters.

In fact, Julian has money from a real estate deal that he pulled off with the help of a former lover, Charlotte Warkins, who is now in an abusive marriage. Carrie is obsessed with her brother. Her jealousy, instigated by her sublimated incestuous desires for her brother, is aimed at Lily. Carrie gets Lily to inform Charlotte's husband of a rendezvous between Charlotte and Julian, at which Julian was to give Charlotte her half of the money, and Charlotte was then going to leave her husband and escape the town. Charlotte's husband sends thugs who beat up Julian and maim Charlotte. The thugs take all the money, Charlotte's and Julian's halves. Julian finds out that Carrie manipulated Lily into making the phone call to Charlotte's husband. Julian and Anna both leave the house, Julian going to find Lily, and Anna going to Europe. Carrie is left alone.

Cast

Reception

The film recorded a loss of $1.2 million.[1]

The film was nominated for the Best Costume Design (Black & White) Academy Award (Bill Thomas), and was nominated for the Best Actress Golden Globe (Geraldine Page) and the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (Wendy Hiller).

References

  1. ^ a b Tino Balio, United Artists: The Company The Changed the Film Industry, Uni of Wisconsin Press, 1987 p 171

External links

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