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


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Release Date:

9 May 1957 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Tammy  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: [reciting to party guests] I come from Virginie, Sir / I've been walkin' all the way alongside the wagon, ox-drawn / I've been sleepin' on the ground by night and walkin' all the day / I've come to this great house to sell fresh eggs I'm totin'em in my bonnet.
Peter Brent: Oh, why don't you come in. We have need of eggs.
Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: It will pleasure me, Sir, for sure.
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Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: It was made in Virginie / My mammy sewed it for me with a needle and fine thread. / She made it strong for ...
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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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31 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love all Tammy's movies. Someday I would like to own them. I think I am the youngest to ever love these movies at my age. My best one is Tammy and the Doctor. I would like to know if any one no where to buy her movies. Sandra Lee is a good Tammy but I think Debbie was just suite able for the role of Tammy. I am only 22 and I love old fashion movies.You might think I am a little weird but I love all old movies. My dad brought me up on these kinda of movies. I was wondering why all old movies had hardly any bad language in them like the movies know days have a ton of bad language in them you can't find one that doesn't. They are all great movies so you all should watch them over and over.

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