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After their successful pairing in It Should Happen to You (1954), Oscar winner Judy Holliday (Best Actress, Born Yesterday, 1951) and Lemmon were reteamed in this romantic comedy by George Axelrod (The Seven Year Itch, Breakfast at Tiffany’s). Phffft! follows a married couple who divorce only to find out that their divorce is even less successful than their marriage. Columbia’s rising love goddess Kim Novak and Jack Carson provide support as the romantic interests Lemmon and Holliday take up with in an effort to make each other jealous.
Operation Mad Ball (1957)
Lemmon teamed up with director Richard Quine for the second of six films, (including My Sister Eileen; Bell, Book and Candle; It Happened to Jane; and How to Murder Your Wife) for this hilarious comedy about a party being planned by a group of enlisted men and their efforts to keep the fact a secret from an obnoxious, busy body officer. Lemmon headlined a cast of comedy legends including Ernie Kovacs (Our Man in Havana) and Mickey Rooney (Babes in Arms).
The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Richard Quine teamed two of his most frequent collaborators, Lemmon (in the fifth of their six films together) and Kim Novak (who made four films with the director) in a comedy/drama written by Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, Victor/Victoria) and co-starring Fred Astaire (Top Hat, The Band Wagon). An American diplomat (Lemmon), stationed in London, rents a room from a landlady (Novak) only to discover she’s being watched by Scotland Yard and may have killed her missing husband.
Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
Nominated for Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy and Best Actor (Lemmon) Golden Globes, Under the Yum Yum Tree is a comedy about a young couple in love (Carol Lynley and Dean Jones) who agree to determine their “character compatibility” by living together platonically. Virtue eventually triumphs after a series of humorous incidents during which the couple’s lecherous landlord (Lemmon) hopes to seduce his new female tenant. Based on the risqué Broadway play by Lawrence Roman and co-starring Edie Adams (The Apartment, Lover Come Back), Imogene Coca (TV’s “Your Show of Shows”), and Paul Lynde (TV’s “Bewitched”); Under the Yum Yum Tree was a top-grosser at the box office.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
This wacky comedy about a happily married advertising agent (Lemmon) trapped into posing as his sexy neighbor’s husband so she can inherit $15 million, co-stars Romy Schneider (The Victors), Dorothy Provine (The Great Race), and Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar). The story soon spirals out of control when her greedy in-laws hit the scene.
- Two-part Documentary
- The Ford Television Theatre’s “Marriageable Male” episode
|The Jack Lemmon Film Collection |
Retail $59.98, Our: $44.99
Phffft (1954), Operation Mad Ball (1957), The Notorious Landlady (1962), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) and Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
Sony has announced the long overdue Jack Lemmon Film Collection for release on June 9th. The titles are Phffft (1954), Operation Mad Ball (1957), The Notorious Landlady (1962), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) and Good Neighbor Sam (1964). The six disc set also includes a bonus disc with undisclosed contents. No word on other bonus features either.
Titles will not be sold separately. Retail will be $59.98, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $44.99.