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Up in the Cellar (1970)

A student poet seduces his college president's wife, daughter, and girlfriend over lost financial aid.

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After a student loses a scholarship due to a computer glitch, he attempts to take his own life. During his suicide, however, he is stopped by the college president, who's currently running for the US senate. Since the student feels that by stopping his suicide, the college president has "killed" him, he gets back at him by seducing the man's wife, daughter, and black mistress. Written by Alan Smithee

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Three's A Crowd In Any Cellar -- But Man! What An Underground Movement They Can Make! See more »

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Beginners Three  »

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This was the sequel to 3 in the Attic. See more »

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Colin Slade: [about sleeping pills] Sweet Secanol. How I love you.
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Still photographer Wynn Hammer is listed in the credits as Still Man. See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Didn't I Turn Out Nice
Music and Lyrics by Dory Previn
Performed by Hamilton Camp
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Period piece
5 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

1960's period piece. Strictly a snapshot of late 60's culture, made in the haphazard style that was briefly popular in the late 60's-early 70's. Of course it is irreverent- but I really don't see any relevance. It is yet another 1960's attempt to present mere irreverence as something relevant, but it wasn't relevant then, and isn't now.

However, when I saw this film in a theater in 1970 I laughed out loud, as did most of the audience. Laughed despite viewing the worst film actor I have ever seen (Wes Stern) and nothing from actress Nira Barab. The plus factor is Larry Hagman, who is energetic, extremely charismatic and funny. Joan Collins is good here too.

I would like to watch this movie again if they could edit out Wes Stern, but unfortunately he is in too many of the scenes.

As far as 1970-era culture, this movie won't make us nostalgic for those days but can only serve as a time capsule.


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