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Oscar Brodney (screenplay)
Cid Ricketts Sumner (novel)
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Release Date:
9 May 1957 (Australia) See more »
All about a little Mississippi riverboat gal who taught a sophisticated bachelor about love!
An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
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Not as unctuous as you might remember... See more (16 total) »


  (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
Fernando Castillo Díaz .... spanish subtitles (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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89 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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In August 1957, this film was being shown on a double bill with The Midnight Story (1957).See more »
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.
Party Guest:That's a lovely gown that you're wearing.
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 lastin' because it was a far piece to come.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not as unctuous as you might remember..., 15 January 2006
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

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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