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Tammy and the Bachelor
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Director:
Writers:
Oscar Brodney (screenplay)
Cid Ricketts Sumner (novel)
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Release Date:
9 May 1957 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
All about a little Mississippi riverboat gal who taught a sophisticated bachelor about love!
Plot:
An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Can you say...Pure Debbie? See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Debbie Reynolds ... Tammy

Leslie Nielsen ... Peter Brent

Walter Brennan ... Grandpa

Mala Powers ... Barbara

Sidney Blackmer ... Professor Brent

Mildred Natwick ... Aunt Renie

Fay Wray ... Mrs. Brent

Philip Ober ... Alfred Bissle
Craig Hill ... Ernie
Louise Beavers ... Osia
April Kent ... Tina
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Brooks ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lillian Culver ... Woman at Exhibition (uncredited)
Lucille Curtis ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Jack Edwards ... Mike (uncredited)
Robert Filmer ... Deputy (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy ... Boy (uncredited)
Larry Hudson ... Revenue Man (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Photographer at Exhibition (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Macy ... Farmer (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Camille Williams ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Pevney 
 
Writing credits
Oscar Brodney (screenplay)

Cid Ricketts Sumner (novel "Tammy Out of Time")

Produced by
Ross Hunter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur E. Arling 
 
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Newberry 
Richard H. Riedel 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Norman Deming .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph E. Kenny)
Terence Nelson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound (as Joseph Lapis)
Peter Berkos .... sound editor (uncredited)
George Hoagland .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Stine .... special photography
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
William Fritzsche .... technicolor color consultant
 
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Runtime:
89 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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:
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...
Aunt Renie:And then one day she came to this house to sell eggs. My grandfather saw her and fell in love with on sight. They were married the next day.
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Soundtrack:
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Can you say...Pure Debbie?, 15 October 1998
Author: Donovan Shane Clifton (donlockwood@webtv.net) from Panama City, Florida-USA

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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