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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 fiance 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:

Yum's the word...Welcome to the Sin-Bin! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

23 October 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Ehebett zur Probe See more »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hogan: Merciful heavens, will there ever be a respite!
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Connections

Referenced in Pan Am: Truth or Dare (2011) 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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a delicious sexual frolic for Jack Lemmon fans
12 January 2004 | by fairwatersSee all my reviews

Love Jack Lemmon? Then give this naughty little comedy a spin! Of course films made 40 years ago were not made to today's social standards. but that doesn't stop this wicked romp from being completely enjoyable. Imogene Coca offers up a spirited protagonist in this film. a performance that should not be missed! Shake up a swinging cocktail and sit back in your velvet lounge for a delicious sexual frolic.

  • 34 year old female.


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