Three in the Attic (1968)



In the swinging sixties three girls discover they have the same boyfriend who has been playing around with them all while vowing fidelity to each. To teach him a lesson he won’t forget, the trio contrive to lock him up and continually favour him with their attentions in turn.

Director: Richard Wilson. 3 in the Attic
Writer: Stephen Yafa.
Stars: Christopher Jones, Yvette Mimieux, Judy Pace, Maggie Thrett, Nan Martin, Reva Rose, John Beck, Richard Derr, Eve McVeagh, Honey Alden, Tom Ahearne.


Note: “HD” copy added on February 4th, 2022, not really HD but an upscale but still much better than the previous copy which was a very old pan & scan VHSrip.

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  1. September 6, 2019

    A good get! The film is featured a bit in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, with the theme “Paxton Quigley’s Had the Course” on the soundtrack. The film was shot in Chapel Hill, NC, and I attended an outdoor screening years ago. Yvette Mimeaux also shot JOY IN THE MORNING there. This particular film is kind of an amusing relic in “How can we imitate THE GRADUATE but appeal to the exploitation crowd?” It’s got some crazy one-liners and is memorably weird.

    • Rob Jordan
      March 19, 2023

      Hi Zachary! Replying to your post from 2019 seems like more than 3 years or even decades have passed since 2019. I just want to say that Christopher Jones acted in Wild in The Streets which was also released by American International in 1968.

      Back in 1968 when I was a teen, that film was a sensation but I didn’t recall finding at any theatre in my hometown, just saw TV stories about it in the news about countercultural events..

      OK onto Three in the Attic… Is it an orgy, or just revenge porn for lack of. a better word? But before I do I need to say I just started watching it on the Internet Archive and the YouTube channel for Commander USA and his Groovy Movies. But the resolution was very grainy, almost unwatchable, so I did a deeper search and found this rarefiilm site. I can see that it is HD just from the still image. Sharp and good colour saturation from the still image of Yvette Mimieux. And in case you haven’t read Yvette died not too long ago from one of my online sources. Though I’d better check her status with a quick google. It was either this year or in 2019, YouTube as these In Memorium videos they constantly update. But I watched the 95th Oscars last Sunday and she wasn’t included in the In Memorium reel. In fact other great Hollywood stars were omitted who died in 2022. Anne Heche was left out, as was Paul Sorvino who was Mia Sorvino’s dad, and was in GoodFellas in 1990. Robert Blake missed the cut by dying a day or 2 before the show. Though I think the Academy kept him off due to his criminal past despite his acquittal in 2005 for shooting his wife. This is a guy who started as a child actor in Our Gang movies and was in In Cold Blood in 1967. It figures, but he was up there at 89.

      Now Three, or on some posters, “3” in the Attic is a film of its time, And back then much discussed but it was left to my imagination since it screened no where near me and if it had I probably wouldn’t get past the ticket booth.. But 1968 was also the same year the ratings system began. G, PG, R, X and so on. But I assume it was R rated and as someone commented on YouTube, there’s no sex scenes at all just Jones lying tied to his bed and these 3 college girls either making love to him like in any film of the day, or torturing him with sex. I have yet to see this but I except to enjoy it. Yes, I recall my friends discussing this film and reading about it. But alas, I could only imagine what it was like. We don’t go to theatres (last time in 2011) much anymore and with Netflix, a Blu-ray player, and these online streaming sites its very easy to just do your googling and then watch them online, like on an iMac. And of course much more than soft porn. Sites like Lookmovies, showboxmovies, and my fave, FlixTor have it all right there including current TV series like The Last of Us. Your post was from 2019 so I’m not sure you’ll read this. But reply if you like. – Rob

  2. Carle
    October 12, 2019

    recall reading review of this as teen and thinking: this is punishment? so, yeah, lives up to rep w/lotsa shots of girls in various states of undress, saucy snap from black chick, hippie/drug refs w/flower child and a strange righteous indignation from Yvette that could still leave you horny. and yes, ‘graduate’ echoes, esp. for the choice of chad stuart of chad & jeremy as composer/greek chorus, of a sort. entertaining fossil of morality only recalled, briefly, in the kavanaugh hearings.

    • Rob Jordan
      March 19, 2023

      In reference to the use of Chad & Jeremy for the soundtrack, who had a couple of Top 40 hits in 1964 , A Summer Song and Yesterday’s Gone and then vanished. The producers likely couldn’t afford to get songs from Paul Simon as Mike Nichols brilliantly did for The Graduate and took them off Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends album, Mrs. Robinson who was a character in the film, the middle aged mother of his fiance. So Chad & Jeremy had to suffice. The film opens with something else than them. I don’t know what it s.

  3. Jon W.
    February 4, 2022

    RIP Yvette Mimieux (January 8, 1942 – January 17, 2022).

    • Rob Jordan
      March 19, 2023

      Yes, I intended to post that, but I forgot the date of her death. I usually get updates on who died on my daily Wikipedia homepage view. I recall it was in January. Apparently she lived to be 80. Hard to fathom looking at her in this film when she was 25. For some reason she was not included on the Oscars In Memorium roll call last Sunday which was disgraceful. Anne Heche was also left off as was Paul (Goodfellas) Sorvino. I

      don’t think Mimieux will be remembered for Three in the Attic, and more likely for her role as Weena in HG Wells’ Time Machine, the first one made in 1960 where she played an Elio, a member of the passive race of mostly blonde humans in the year 800,000. She was the love interest of Rod Taylor the unnamed time traveller in the novel published around 1895. I watched it on the Internet Archive last summer, and it holds up well. The 2002 remake with Guy Pierce as the time traveller, and Jeremy Irons, as the boss of the Morlocks was OK, and they changed the setting from 1899’s London to turn of the century New York. But the 1960 George Pal original cant be beat. And she was only 18 as Weena. Like the song by the Kinks Celluloid Heroes never age… They stay young forever.

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