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Macs McAree (screenplay)
Stanley H. Brassloff (story)
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Release Date:
June 1972 (USA) See more »
The shock sets in!
Emotionally stunted child woman Jamie Godard not only suffers from an unhealthy fixation on her long absent father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Marcia Forbes ... Jamie Godard
Harlan Cary Poe ... Charlie Belmond
Evelyn Kingsley ... Pearl Valdi
Luis Arroyo ... Eddie
Fran Warren ... Edna Godard
Peter Lightstone ... Phillip Godard
Tiberia Mitri ... Jamie as a Child
N.J. Osrag ... Max Geunther
Jack Cobb ... The Blindfolded 'John'
Ronnie Kahn ... Hank
Ralph Shaw ... Hotel Waiter
Robert Hazelton ... Justice of the Peace
Salee Corso ... Elaine - Girl in Club
Irene Signoretti ... Gloria
Mark Justin ... Roy - Postman
Herbert Martin ... Frankie - Bartender
Sally Moore ... Lady in Hallway
Madelyn Killeen ... Desk Clerk
Donna Hodge ... Woman in Toy Store
Dorian Jackson ... Little Boy in Toy Store

Directed by
Stanley H. Brassloff  (as Stanley H. Brasloff)
Writing credits
Macs McAree (screenplay)

Stanley H. Brassloff (story) (as Stanley H. Brasloff)

Produced by
Stanley H. Brassloff .... producer (as Stanley H. Brasloff)
Samuel M. Chartock .... producer
Harry H. Novak .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Cathy Lynn 
Jacques Urbont (score)
Cinematography by
Rolph Laube (director of photography) (as Rolph Laubé)
Film Editing by
Jerry Siegel 
Set Decoration by
Mary Lamy 
Makeup Department
Enrico Cortese .... makeup artist
Gloria Natale .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fima Noveck .... post-production supervisor
Bill Stitt .... production manager
Art Department
Walter Baczynsky .... set designer
William Gallery .... properties
Sound Department
Jack Dalton .... sound mixing engineer
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Bill Daly .... sound (as William Daly)
Frank Stettner .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Borton .... best boy
Steve Borton .... grip department
Dick Donovan .... gaffer
George Quinn .... special lighting
John Ralph .... grip department (as Jonathan Ralph)
Jack Sachs .... grip department (as Jack Satz)
Barry Singer .... grip department
Burleigh Wartes .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janice Moore .... fashion coordinator
Editorial Department
Robert Shattuck .... associate editor
Music Department
Lenny Hambro .... musician: electronic music (as Hambro)
Emmanuel Vardi .... musician: electronic music (as Vardi)
Jacques Urbont .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Rudy Churny .... teamster (as Rudy Cherney)
Other crew
Joseph DeLuca .... assistant to producers
Claudia Franck .... special dialogue coach
Darlene Gilbert .... production secretary
Janet Kern .... continuity (as Janet Kearn)
Grace Shinnell .... assistant to director

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85 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Fran Warren, who plays the dramatic role of Edna Godard, was a major recording star in the 40's and 50's and her most famous recording was "A Sunday Kind of Love." Her only previous feature film was "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd."See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
This Movie is not for everybody!, 31 October 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

The good people at Something Weird Video obviously don't watch any of the exploitative junk they distribute and simply put films together purely based on matching titles or something! "Toys are not for Children" sounds like an ideal companion for another movie called "The Toy Box", but if you've seen them both, you can immediately conclude these two movies differ enormously when it comes to atmospheres, filming styles, substance and intensity level. "The Toy Box" is totally lurid and nonsensical crap about sexist aliens, whereas "Toys are not for Children" is an aspirant-controversial and mildly perverted tale about a girl with an unhealthy desire for her father. This is not a particularly pleasant movie – and definitely not the usual type of light-headed sleaze Something Weird brings forward – but it's nevertheless a curious attempt at drama and adult themes. 19-year-old Jamie is obsessed with her daddy ever since her shrewish mother kicked him out for visiting prostitutes. He still sends her presents and she "plays" with them, all right, but let's just say the toy soldier didn't get any training for this type of field work… Jamie gets married but refuses to sexually satiate with her husband and still only wants to play with daddy's toys and recapture memories of her early childhood. She then flees to the big city and moves in with an elderly prostitute who introduces her to a lot of old perverts that just love to act like Jamie's daddy. You don't need a degree in quantum-physics to predict the film builds up towards an actual encounter between Jamie and her dad in a climax oozing with incestuous vibes, bizarre fetishism and abrupt acts of vengeance. The atmosphere and themes of "Toys …" may be extremely sordid and sleazy, but there's actually very little nudity or sexual content on screen. Writer/director Stanley Brassloff had copious opportunities to turn the movie into one gigantic sex feast (Jamie's husband picks up randy girls in bars, Pearl's pimp assaults women, etc…) but the sexual content largely remains suggestive and off-screen. Rather than to focus on all the luscious and willing women in the film, the story solely revolves on the frigid Jamie and her messed up sentiments. Like the other genius reviewer already stated, "Toys are not for Children" probably one of the sleaziest concepts ever thought up, but the actual content is rather sober. That's quite a remarkable accomplishment; especially for the early 70's. The production values are also fairly decent, with monotonous but relatively stylish photography and nice musical guidance. Definitely recommended for avid cult fanatics, but stay clear if you're just looking for rancid sleaze. In that case, you're better off watching the aforementioned "The Toy Box".

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