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Toys Are Not for Children (1972)

R | | Drama | June 1972 (USA)
Emotionally stunted child woman Jamie Godard not only suffers from an unhealthy fixation on her long absent father, but also has an obsession with all the toys he gave her as a little girl.... See full summary »


Stanley H. Brassloff (as Stanley H. Brasloff)


Macs McAree (screenplay), Stanley H. Brassloff (story) (as Stanley H. Brasloff)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcia Forbes Marcia Forbes ... Jamie Godard
Harlan Cary Poe Harlan Cary Poe ... Charlie Belmond
Evelyn Kingsley Evelyn Kingsley ... Pearl Valdi
Luis Arroyo Luis Arroyo ... Eddie
Fran Warren ... Edna Godard
Peter Lightstone Peter Lightstone ... Phillip Godard
Tiberia Mitri Tiberia Mitri ... Jamie as a Child
N.J. Osrag N.J. Osrag ... Max Geunther
Jack Cobb Jack Cobb ... The Blindfolded 'John'
Ronnie Kahn Ronnie Kahn ... Hank
Ralph Shaw Ralph Shaw ... Hotel Waiter
Robert Hazelton Robert Hazelton ... Justice of the Peace
Salee Corso Salee Corso ... Elaine - Girl in Club
Irene Signoretti Irene Signoretti ... Gloria
Mark Justin Mark Justin ... Roy - Postman


Emotionally stunted child woman Jamie Godard not only suffers from an unhealthy fixation on her long absent father, but also has an obsession with all the toys he gave her as a little girl. After getting a job at a toy store, Jamie decides to marry co-worker Charlie Belmond. When the marriage doesn't work out, Jamie runs away to New York City and becomes a prostitute who specializes in servicing perverted old men who want to play daddy with her. Written by Woodyanders

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The shock sets in!




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Release Date:

June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Make Love to a Virgin See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »


Lonely Am I
Written by Cathy Lynn (uncredited)
Sung by T.L. Davis
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a mind&%#$ of a film, i liked it
9 November 2003 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Jamie is a mentally stunted adult obsessed with the father whom her mom kicked out when she was a young girl. This movie is insane. it did keep my interest throughout. Those who go into this film, thinking it'll be another 70's-era skin flick are in for a surprise. Nudity is kept to a minimum. This is more of a psychological mind&*%$ If you stick with it, it's a pretty good, creepy b-movie. This movie is coupled with "The Toy Box" on the Something Weird DVD.

My Grade:B

DVD Extras: Art Gallery;2 short subjects ( the Toy Telephone Truck, & the Christmas Eves); Trailers for Toys are not for Children, the Toybox, The Exquisite Cadaver, Tales of the Bizarre, The Single Girls, Ann and Eve, The Depraved, Sextet, The Naked Countess, and Labyrinth of Sex

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