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
Jack's a Landlord With the Prettiest Tenants in Town...And He's Got a Pass-Key to All That Fun!
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Did You Know?
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
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
[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.
Referenced in Pan Am: Truth or Dare
Under the Yum Yum Tree
by Sammy Cahn
and Jimmy Van Heusen
(as James Van Heusen)
Sung by James Darren See more