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Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 May 1957 (Australia)
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An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

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Peter Brent
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Barbara
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Professor Brent
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Alfred Bissle
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Ernie
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When Pete's plane crashes in the swamp, he's rescued by young Tammy, an unsophisticated backwoods girl who lives with her lay-preacher-cum-moonshiner grandfather. When Pete's well, he goes back home to his fiancée. But then Grampa gets sent to jail and he sends Tammy to stay with Pete. At Pete's house, Tammy's home cooking, enthusiasm and quaint sunshiny personality bring about changes in Pete's family and in Pete himself. Written by Kathy Li

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swamp | love | rescue | mansion | river | See All (72) »

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All about a little Mississippi riverboat gal who taught a sophisticated bachelor about love!

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Comedy | Romance

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9 May 1957 (Australia)  »

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Tammy  »

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Trivia

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Quotes

Aunt Renie: [taking out a fancy gown out of a storage trunk] These things were Grandmother Cratcher's. She was Peter's great-grandmother. This is a comb she wore. You must wear your hair up, like her portrait. They wouldn't have her downstairs - not glamorouos enough. She walked barefoot, beside her father's wagon, all the way from Virginia. They were robed on the way by some bandits. Was nothing left but the cow, and a few chickens.
Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: That's too bad...
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Tammy
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by The Ames Brothers (over the opening credits)
Later sung by Debbie Reynolds (at her bedroom windowsill)
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"Cute" movie for the time it was released. Has special meaning for me.
26 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being in my early 60's, I saw 'Tammy and the Bachelor' when I was a teenager. It was a wonderful movie to me then: the poor girl who gets the handsome, affluent beau. I still like the movie for its simple message: one should be judged by his/her character, not by social status. "Tammy" was the first song that I ever sang in a talent contest (and I won first place), so I have a reason to remember the title song with much interest. A friend of my older brother came from New York to North Carolina for a visit back then and had me to sing "Tammy" over and over. Back then, I felt as if I WERE Tammy. Such movies don't wear as well with time as the classics, but they're nice to remember and to watch again.


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