Friday, December 9, 2011

Yvette Mimieux in Three in the Attic (1968)

Yesterdays post featured a film about a young lothario keeping a trio of women in a cellar. It is rumored to have been based on this film about a trio of women keeping a young lothario in an attic. Paxton Quigley (Christopher Jones) has deceived his girlfriends - all three of them. When they discover this they take him captive and alternately please and punish him for his transgressions, while he protests by fasting.
"Can you be Jewish and psychedelic at the same time?"Jan (Maggie Thret) asks Paxton during their chance meeting in the woods. The dialog in the film pokes fun at the cultural trends of the times and the circumstances landed the film am "Adults Only" status. The clip below was uploaded to YouTube by modcinema.

Though it's never been given a commercial release, you can find DVDs of it online. It's difficult to find online video of it, however. The only one I could find is above.

Obscurity factor: 9 (hard to find, no commercial DVD, barely remembered)


  1. Never realized there were so many cellar and attic comedies. I am better aware of dour dramas like The Collector, La Cage, or The Beguiled. Not my favorite genre: Give me the stupidest plot with a Hollywood Squares cast on a TRAIN or in a PLANE, and I'm happy for two hours. But don't lock me up in a cellar or in an attic, he he he.

  2. I remember when this was released it was part of a campaign to prove that American International was going "legit". It didn't work. As much as Nicholson/Arkoff wanted to make quality films they always foundthemselves making exploitation movies with talented young people because they worked cheap. The classy folks didn't want to be tainted by them.