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Pretty decent little flick........
Like a lotta flicks, this pic has it's high points and it's low points. The Highs >>> Dean Martin - a well rounded performance in a drama. Wendy Hiller - Always good but seemed a little outta place here but a solid performance. Geraldine Page - very good. The Lows >>> Yvette Mimieux - pretty girl, but her acting is like fingernails on a chalkboard - this picture was no different. Some of the stuff was very interesting. Like the scene where Page is standing in against a chair and the wallpaper/chair fabric and her dress are all so very similar, they could blend together easily. A good picture for a Saturday night --- but just not sure I would seek it out for that. On my scale 70 outta 100.
Better than some think it is ....
I've seen this movie many times over the years and still enjoy the writing and the acting. Personally, I like Lillian Hellman based movies -- who doesn't think 'The Little Foxes' isn't brilliant dialogue and perfect casting in all the roles?? The social relevance holds up -- the movie touches on many taboo topics, but in subtle ways. Dino does a pretty good job in the drama department and it's too bad that a few bad reviews kept him from trying other like roles. The other lead roles are well cast and well acted -- no divas here, just solid performances. No, Lillian Hellman isn't trying to be Tennessee Williams ... he's flamboyant where she's subtle. Read between the lines, such as in 'The Children's Hour' and 'Watch on the Rhine' ... tough subjects done with a deft touch.
Toys In The Attic
With consideration when this film was made & viewed to the public the racial overtones where a little risky and showed the attitude of the south at that time. (mid sixties). Overall great drama powerful.
Southern Decadence revisited
- don letta
In the ten years between Gene Tierney's star status, and the filming of TITA, she wasn't at a beauty spa, she was a frequent patient of the Menninger Clinic Psychiatric unit. Years of man problems and giving birth to a deformed child, took a terrible toll on this one-time beauty. The fact that she was able to resume acting after years of despair is a tribute to her spirit. The shocker for me was her appearance on a '70's TV afternoon show ......a fat, buck-toothed old lady sitting next to the painting from Laura was an awakening from which I still haven't recovered. Dressed in a too tight flowered dress, she seemed grateful that she had overcome her demons, found a good man (and rich), and was at peace. Sometimes fame and beauty come at too high a price.
will fox's gene tierney worship
- kevin sellers
You'll notice the previous reviewer did not list this film in his cavalcade of Gene Tierney hits. Could that be because her performance, if not her appearance, in this mediocre movie was eminently forgettable?
Gene Tierney's Triumphs
- Will Fox
For truth, Tierney stardom and sincere souls, see sea captain, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," (1947); "Heaven Can Wait," (1943); "The Mating Season," (1951); Oscar-winning, "Laura," (1944); and most realistic, "Advise and Consent." (1962). Gene Tierney's Triumphs
toys in the attic
- kevin sellers
My dad used to counsel me, as a warning against phoniness, that people can always tell when you are trying to be something that you are not. And damned if the old man wasn't right! Lillian Hellman is not Tennessee Williams and her strenuous efforts to convince people otherwise, in this filmed play, would not fool a retarded lizard. Thus, the elements in this movie, like incest, interracial sex, New Orleans, and mental illness, that in Williams' hands would add up to magic, in Hellman's (and as clunkily directed by George Roy Hill,) add up to tedium. Hellman, in my opinion, is on much firmer ground when dealing with the bourgeois Southern family, as in "Little Foxes," then when she poaches on Williams' preserve of Delta weirdness. About the only reason to watch the film is some damn fine acting by Wendy Hiller and Frank Silvera. (Yes, I know I forgot to include Geraldine Page. What can I say? I've never been a fan of this big league scenery chewer who, even in her movies, always seems like she's on stage.) Give it a C. P.S. Boy, it sure didn't take long for Gene Tierney to lose her looks, huh? She's 42 in this film and seems twice that.
Lillian Hellman From Stage to Screen
- Maria Ramos
When I saw Lillian Hellman, playwright I knew the movie was going to be good, she didn't disappoint. I loved all the actors. Geraldine Page was riveting. Dean Martin was very good, I didn't think about Jerry Lewis not once. And then to see Gene Tierney -- how beautiful. And to think this movie came out in 1966 with all the racial undertones, how intriguing.
Toys in the Attic
- Robin Maples
This movie has excellent acting and a well-written story. Had not seen Dean Martin in such a dramatic role and he was good.
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Incredible Movie a true Diamond in the Rough...
- Sheila White
This movie was AWESOME why would you not allow it to be viewed in the convenience of everyone's home like all the other movies that are not so great! This movie is a classic! It would be a shame to lose such a diamond of a movie. All the actors and actresses gave oscar performances and the story ad charactors were excellent!