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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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Ein Ehebett zur Probe  »

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According to movie magazines of the day, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret and Sandra Dee reportedly vied for the role played by Carol Lynley. 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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References Grindl (1963) See more »

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Under the Yum Yum Tree
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by James Darren
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Bright performance by lovely Carol Lynley
10 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure, the premise is sleazy, Jack Lemmon is embarrassing but the film is fast paced and certainly bouncy. The main reason to watch is because of a very charming and funny performance by the lovely Carol Lynley. Although she hasn't had many chances during her career to show off her comedic talents, this film contains a wonderfully funny scene in which Ms. Lynley's character is drunk. Her boyfriend, played perfectly by Dean Jones, is trying not to take advantage of her 'accessibility'. She runs the gamut from sexy to goofy with excellent timing. It is a wonderful performance and one that helps to take an edge off of the sleaziness of the main plot (Mr. Lemmon's apartment manager trying to deflower all these attractive young women).


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