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Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 1957 (Finland)
An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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All about a little Mississippi riverboat gal who taught a sophisticated bachelor about love!

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Comedy | Romance

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title song "Tammy" became a number one smash hit for Debbie Reynolds in 1957 winning her a Gold Record. See more »

Quotes

Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: [Having a hotdog for the first time]
Peter Brent: How did you like the hotdog?
Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: [puzzled] "Hot dog"? Is that what they are?
Peter Brent: Oh is there something wrong?
Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: No. I, uh, I reckon there's lots of things I ain't... I am not rightly acquainted with.
Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: [after a pause, shocked] I've had enough, thank you.
[Puts down the sandwich and covers it up with a napkin]
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Connections

Referenced in Grease (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Can you say...Pure Debbie?
15 October 1998 | by (Panama City, Florida-USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this picture, right after seeing "Bundle of Joy," thus hoping for Debbie Reynolds patented radiance to be evident in this film as was the case with the former film. She didn't disappoint me. No one but Debbie could have performed Tammy any better (the song and the character). As to Leslie Nielsen, well, I saw a completely different side to his acting ability that we are not used to today. His chemistry with Debbie was nearly perfect. This film is about a young lady who has to move from the Louisiana Bayou because her guardian is taken from her. She falls for the son of her hostess and there are problems; but the rest is for you to discover. If anyone ever liked Debbie in anything, this is a must see. If anyone wants a romantic comedy to enjoy, this is a good pick. What makes Debbie so wonderful in all her pictures, is that she is able to use her facial expressions so well. They make the movie. You'll watch just to see them. This, like "Singin' In the Rain," "Bundle of Joy," and "Two Weeks With Love," show them perfectly. They are all quintessential films to watch her expressions in. They are often subtle, but if you watch close enough, you'll see them. And they'll make you all giddy and warm inside.


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