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Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)

 |  Comedy  |  23 October 1963 (USA)
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A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tenant to dump her fiance and give him a chance.

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Hogan owns and operates the Centaur Apartment complex. He rents the units to young women only at less than half their market value in order to spy on them lasciviously and seduce them. After Hogan's latest conquest, Dr. Irene Wilson, a college professor, moves out when their romance goes sour, Hogan is more than happy to rent that apartment to blonde college student Robin Austin. Hogan is even happier when he learns Robin will have a slightly taller brunette roommate. What Hogan doesn't initially know is that Robin is Irene's student and niece, and that Robin's roommate will be her boyfriend, fellow college student David Manning. Not wanting to mistake lust for love, Robin convinced a sexually frustrated David - with who she has not yet had sex - to this platonic cohabitation arrangement solely to see if they are truly compatible as people before they decide to get married. When Hogan finds out about David and the arrangement, he tries subversively to thwart any romance between Robin ... Written by Huggo

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Jack's a Landlord With the Prettiest Tenants in Town...And He's Got a Pass-Key to All That Fun! See more »

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"Yum Yum" was playing at first-run theaters across America the day President Kennedy was assassinated. See more »

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Robin comes up to the door of her apartment with a bag of groceries, which includes two upside-down bunches of celery (root end up), and a square-shaped box of eggs. Then as the camera angle switches to show her coming through the door, the two bunches of celery have suddenly switched to right side up (leafy end up), and the square box of eggs has magically turned into a rectangular shaped box. See more »

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Hogan: I always feel sorry for people who don't drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're gonna feel all day.
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Under the Yum Yum Tree
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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Unfunny and badly dated
14 January 2003 | by (Oceanside,Ca.) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most unfunny films that I have ever seen! I love Jack Lemmon and he's probably one of the top five actors that has ever lived but what was he thinking when he agreed to do this mess? I know its the sixties but people were not that prudish about a man and a woman living together at that time. And the character that Lemmon portrays is so annoying and lecherous that by the second time he barged into Carol Lynley's apartment they should have called the cops. And what was Dean Jones waiting for? He should have punched Lemmon right in the face for all the crap he was pulling. The one thing that I did enjoy was seeing one of my favorite actress's in another small role. Joy Harmon plays Lynley's friend Ardice and I wish her part was bigger. Also Irene Tsu who along with Joy Harmon was one of many hot chicks who played small roles in the sixties. But the film itself is a badly dated and extremely annoying embarrassment.


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