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Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)

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

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Storyline

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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Tammy  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debbie Reynolds' single "Tammy" spent 23 weeks on the "Top 40" charts, starting 07/22/57. It was #1 for five weeks. It was also nominated for a "Best Song" Academy Award for 1957 (but lost to 'All the Way' from the film The Joker Is Wild (1957).) See more »

Quotes

Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: [continues the recitation] A sight of strange things happened, powerful strange. / / My pappy was a musical man / He had him an old bull fiddle strung with hairs from a horse's tail. / His music was so sweet, he'd draw the birds down from the trees / And they flew along with him, singin', before and behind / That's what brought us all grief.
Party Guest: Tell us some more, sister. How can the birds make you trouble?
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Referenced in These Old Broads (2001) 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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Not as unctuous as you might remember...
15 January 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Debbie Reynolds plays a 17-year-old girl from the bayou who goes to stay with a friendly pilot (Leslie Nielsen) and his society folks after her grandfather gets thrown into jail. Corny, yet also surprisingly sensitive growing-pains comedy-drama is silly and trite only in retrospect. The film treats its protagonist and her emotions quite sympathetically and the film is sweet without being nauseating. Good support from Walter Brennan, Fay Wray, and the always fun Mildred Natwick. Followed by two sequels in 1961 and 1963, with Sandra Dee taking over the role of Tammy, as well as a failed mid-'60s television series. **1/2 from ****


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