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Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 23 October 1963 (USA)
A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tenant to dump her fiancé and give him a chance.

Director:

David Swift

Writers:

Lawrence Roman (play), Lawrence Roman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Lemmon ... Hogan
Carol Lynley ... Robin Austin
Dean Jones ... Dave Manning
Edie Adams ... Dr. Irene Wilson
Imogene Coca ... Dorkus Murphy
Paul Lynde ... Murphy
Robert Lansing ... Dr. Charles Howard
James Darren ... James Darren - Singer Behind Title Credits
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Jack's a Landlord With the Prettiest Tenants in Town...And He's Got a Pass-Key to All That Fun! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Shadow of crew member/equipment moving in scene where David hits Irene over head with vase. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Grindl (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

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 scruffy58See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

23 October 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Under the Yum Yum Tree See more »

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Production Co:

Sonnis See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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