Toys In The Attic (1963)

Surprisingly subdued film by director George Roy Hill (Slaughterhouse 5, Funny Farm, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid), though this was only his 2nd film as director. A man returns home to New Orleans with a child bride to live with his two impoverished spinster sisters. What makes it mildly interesting after all this time is that the man is played by Dean Martin.
Based on a Lillian Hellman play
No relation to Flowers In The Attic.
Occasionally showing on Showtime cable channel, which says:
The Southern gothic play by Lillian Hellman becomes a film starring Dean Martin as Julian Berniers, the head of a twisted clan. When Julian returns from a trip abroad with a young bride, Lily (Yvette Mimieux, who you may remember as H.G. Wells' child-like girl friend in MonsterVision movie The Time Machine), his jealous sisters (Geraldine Page and Wendy Hiller) try to bust up the match. In the meantime, Lily is horrified to discover that her wealthy mother (Gene Tierney of The Ghost & Mrs. Muir) is having a torrid affair with her family's black chauffeur. Rated TVPG-V for violence, 1 hour 31 minutes
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