Toys in the Attic Reviews

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jjnxn
Super Reviewer
January 5, 2014
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.
½ November 18, 2012
Outstanding performances by Wendy Hiller and Geraldine Page in a "repressed sister-on-brother incest" melodrama from the southern gothic school. In addition, Gene Tierney gives a nicely judged performance (her last movie role, I believe) as Yvette Mimieux' elegant and scandalous momma (her black chauffeur is her implied lover). Dean Martin gives it the ol' college try in a role better suited to Tony Perkins or Laurence Harvey, but he looks purty uncomfortable as the whiny anti-hero of his sister's dreams .
April 22, 2010
A good Melodrama with Dean Martin, Geraldine Page and Wendy Hiller
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