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Lillian Hellman (based upon the stage play)
James Poe (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 July 1963 (USA) See more »
Toys in the Attic Plays With Fire! See more »
Julian Berniers and Lily Prine have just gotten married. They have been in Chicago on business before returning to their home town of New Orleans... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Playing with Toys See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dean Martin ... Julian Berniers

Geraldine Page ... Carrie Berniers

Yvette Mimieux ... Lily Berniers

Wendy Hiller ... Anna Berniers

Gene Tierney ... Albertine Prine

Frank Silvera ... Henry Simpson

Larry Gates ... Cyrus Warkins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Gray ... Man at Bar (uncredited)

Helen Kleeb ... Warkins' Secretary (uncredited)
Charles Lampkin ... Gus (uncredited)

Nan Martin ... Charlotte Warkins (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Refrigerator Delivery Man (uncredited)

Leonard Stone ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
George Roy Hill 
Writing credits
Lillian Hellman (based upon the stage play)

James Poe (screenplay)

Produced by
Walter Mirisch .... producer
Original Music by
George Duning 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gilmore 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
Set Decoration by
Victor A. Gangelin  (as Victor Gangelin)
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
Makeup Department
Loren Cosand .... makeup artist
Frank Prehoda .... makeup artist
Mary Westmoreland .... hair stylist
Production Management
Allen K. Wood .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmett Emerson .... assistant director
Art Department
Ross C. Burke .... property
Sound Department
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound effects editor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angela Alexander .... wardrobe
Dick James .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Marshall M. Borden .... assistant editor
Music Department
Richard Carruth .... music editor
Michael Andersen .... music copyist (uncredited)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Pete Candoli .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
George Duning .... conductor (uncredited)
Arthur l Frantz .... musician-french horn (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Dave Pell .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Other crew
Kermit Bloomgarden .... produced on the Broadway stage by
Dixie McCoy .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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1n 1960, female cast members announced were Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh (parts later taken by Wendy Hiller and Geraldine Page), with Olivia DeHavilland in role eventually played by Gene Tierney.See more »
[first lines]
Hotel Clerk:Mr. Berniers?
Julian Berniers:Hi.
Hotel Clerk:Mr. Berniers. Mr. Berniers. Now, I hate to bother you, but it's been quite some time now.
Julian Berniers:Oh, relax. Just make up the bill. Make it up in full, you hear? I'll be checking out later today.
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Playing with Toys, 9 August 2015
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

After an impressive opening credit sequence, irresponsible Chicago businessman Dean Martin (as Julian Berniers) returns to his devalued New Orleans home with pretty young bride Yvette Mimieux (as Lily Prine). With funds acquired from a dubious land deal, Mr. Martin showers his two spinster sisters with gifts. Apparently, Martin's ship has come in, financially. The elder ladies are happy, but you should be suspicious. Hidden passions surface and a dark family secret is exposed...

Walter Mirisch's lackluster film production of Lillian Hellman's steamy southern play suffers through a miscast leading man and decidedly un-southern pace. With possible good intentions, Ms. Mimieux wanders around vacuously. In a small, but showcased role, motherly Gene Tierney (as Albertine Prine) seems startled by Martin. However, it is good to watch scheming Geraldine Page (as Carrie) and subdued Wendy Hiller (as Anna) milk their roles so skillfully, and the setting is alluring.

***** Toys in the Attic (1963-07-31) George Roy Hill ~ Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Wendy Hiller, Yvette Mimieux

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