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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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Gig Young originally announced to recreate his stage role on film but part went to Jack Lemmon instead. See more »

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Shadow of crew member/equipment moving in scene where David hits Irene over head with vase. 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)
Sung by James Darren
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Bitter fruit
12 July 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Lawrence Roman's popular stage farce comes to the screen seeming a bit undernourished, with everyone playing 'perky' to perfection but without benefit of any funny lines. With a whole apartment complex full of sexy, single gals, landlord Jack Lemmon becomes fixated on innocuous college girl Carol Lynley, who has just moved in with her boyfriend--a platonic arrangement that has Lemmon up in arms (and on the roof!). A shiny package with nothing inside, and Lemmon visibly strains to give the proceedings some bounce (tough to do since his wolfish character is thoroughly loathsome). The script, adapted by David Swift (who also directed), tries for snappy repartee, but since none of the characters are particularly sharp, the results here lack wit, spark, and imagination. *1/2 from ****


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