Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Toys in the Attic (1963)

Hey pallies, today's Dino-adventure likes takes us to 'nother blog featurin' one of our Dino's screen performances. From the blog "Worlds Cinema" comes this feature on one of our beloved Dino's amazin' dramatic performances, "Toys In The Attic."

The description is brief, but likes I totally loves the stills that have been shared here, of course, 'specially those of our Dino. If you clicks on the tagg of this Dino-post you will find yourself at the site, where if you desire you will find the abiltiy to down-load this Dino-flick.

This is one Dino film that I have yet to see...likes so yearnin' to get my hands on a copy of the DVD, which is not available in a sorta "print on demand" way.

Thanks to the pallies at Worlds Cinema for liftin' up the name of our Dino in this way and spreadin' the Dino-message 'bout this lesser known of Dino-treasures. Dino-devotedly, DMP

George Roy Hill - Toys in the Attic (1963)
Gönderen anybody

Julian Berniers (Dean Martin ) return from Illinois with his young bride Lily (Yvette Mimieux) to the family in New Orleans. Sisters Carrie (Geraldine Page) and Anne (Wendy Hiller) welcome the couple, who arrive with expensive gifts for the spinsters. The sisters hope brother Julian will help with much needed expenses, and he tells them his profitable factory went out of business but that he managed to save some money.

When shiftless ne'er-do-well Julian Berniers returns with his child-like wife, Lily, to his shabby New Orleans home, he is greeted by his adoring spinster sisters, Carrie and Anna. He confesses that he has lost his shoe factory in Chicago but insists that he is, nevertheless, rich; and he showers them with expensive gifts, including two tickets to Europe.


ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hey buddy,
How are you? Lots to write about Dino. He's really the best.

Sometimes, after reading your blog, I try to get his movies on the Net but to no avail.

Anyway, keep it going Dinopal.

Anonymous said...

Dean gives one of his greatest acting performances in this movie.
We get to see the charming easy going Dean we all know but things take a turn and we get to see a very serious Dean in a performance which keeps the viewer spellbound.
This dvd was finally released here in Australia a month ago, I must have been one of the first to rush getting this.
Among the cast is Yvette Mimieux who plays Deans wife, anyone who has seen The original Time Machine will recognise her.
If only Ada would get released to dvd, another great Dino movie with an exciting performance from Dean.

By the way DMP :)
If you need a copy of this just say the word, it`s very unusual for a Dean Martin movie to be released in Australia before being released in the U.S.A.
It`s usually the other way around and we have to wait.
I`m still waiting for Bells are Ringing to be released here.
Hugs n Kisses
from Kylie xxxoooxxx

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, always great to hear from you Mr. Andy....indeed there is unendin' Dino-news to share...loves it pallie, just loves cool to know that ilovedinomartin is well received by you and makin' an influence in your Dino-devotion...have I missed any Dino-posts by you man? All my best..and just keeps lovin' our Dino....

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, Miss Ky, likes thanks so much for your kindest of kind offers..."Toy" is available as DVD on demand from Amazon, and I don't like to work through Amazon..but for our Dino, I'm will to doin' likes anythin', so I know our Dino will make the way somehow for my ownin' of it...indeed our Dino has always been so underated as a dramatic actor, but it is such roles as this that shows that amazin' depth of our beloved Dino...always wonderful to read your Dino-thoughts pallie!

Always On Watch said...

I've seen this film several times. Excellent!

I had no idea that it's now very difficult to get the film. **sigh**

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, well Miss AOW, it is not really difficult, just that it is DVD on demand, and the only source that I know of is Amazon....also because of this status, I believe that there are likes no extras included....thanks for takin' the time to leaves your Dino-thoughts....

Paul Ray said...

A good movie well worth buying.
Recently bought mine from Amazon.
You are correct in saying there are no extras.
I saw the movie our Ms. Kylie mentioned, Ada, many years ago, too many.
Shame this has never been put out on vhs or dvd

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallies, Mr. Paul, thanks for the confirmation, question for you sir, since it is DVD on demand, wonderin' how the quality of the disc is as well as the packagin'.....I knows I am gonna have to get this....can never ever get 'nough of our Dino and I loves watchin' him in his more dramatic roles....thanks for takin' the time to share your Dino-thoughts....

Levi said...

This is a cool movie and Dino has a pretty wife, I dont like his sister, how does he put up with her nagging.
My fav part is where Dino gets beaten up, if he was playin Matt Helm he woulda gotten up and fought back, Matt Helm could fight off 10 of them dudes

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, Levi dude, I am likes so impressed with your Dino-knowledge...I have never ever seen this flick yet....and yeah, if our Dino had been Helmin' the other dude woulda been toast!

Paul Ray said...

Hi Pal
I hesitated about buying this dvd on demand from Amazon, I don`t like paying for a dvdr
I haven`t seen this film in so many years I had to have it though
Anything Dino and I take what I can get, at my age I don`t feel like waiting around for an official release that may never come.
I was satisfied with the quality, not overwhelmed with the packaging, I think it could have been better.
Overall I think it was worth the dough.
If and when this gets an official release, I will get myself the real deal.
In the meantime I`m happy enough with this.
Just great to see some of these movies again after so many years
A word to Levi whose post I read with interest.
The tough guys in this movie were wearing knuckle dusters and I think our pallie Dino was taken by surprise and had no time to react.
Still, I`m with you pallie, Matt Helm would have disposed of these guys in no time and our Matt would have been standing over them with a grin on his face and a beautifull girl on each arm.
BTW DMP Your Blog is the greatest

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, Mr. Paul, dude, likes I hears you man...if it has Dino, we gots to have it....and likes this may be the only format that "Toys" will ever appear in.

Thanks of sharin' your thoughts with our Deanager Levi..'sure he will digs readin' your Dino-patter...and a little heads up Paul..checks back tomorrow when our Levi is the first guest Dino-commentator for Sunday Serenade with Dino...he is truly one sold Dino-devotee...

And thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement...always so so happy to know that others are appreciate of the liftin' up of our Dino's name in this way...keeps lovin' our Dino Mr. Paul....