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Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)

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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Adapted from a Broadway play by Lawrence Roman. Dean Jones was in the original Broadway cast, and Gig Young played Hogan. The stage production opened Nov 16, 1960 at Henry Miller's Theatre in New York and ran for 173 performances. 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: [to Dave Manning] You know, it's a bit of a shock to see you come through the door there with a towel wrapped around you like that and all.
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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) 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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Good Cast in a Bad Situation
9 September 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Jack Lennon (as Hogan) is a promiscuous landlord who loves to rent apartments to hot prospects, like young Carol Lynley (as Robin); trouble is, she moves her fiancée Dean Jones (as David) in for a platonic "try-out" living arrangement. Mr. Lemmon spends much of the movie lecherously peeping at the young couple, while plotting how to seduce Ms. Lynley.

The cast is very nice, but the story is really, really dumb. Mr. Lemmon is a terrific actor, but this role just doesn't work for him; you have to wonder about all of his peeping. This movie might have worked if the Lemmon character were unsuccessfully promiscuous, in a supporting role, and without the peeping (like a Dudley Moore or Don Knotts role). Mr. Jones and Ms. Lynley are very likable, but they want to undress, and tease each other so quickly. The orange cat was a (sex?) joke I didn't get.

** Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) David Swift ~ Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Dean Jones


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