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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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  (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)

Did You Know?

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 »
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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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The BEST, 27 December 2004
Author: karen_donnelly from United States

I have seen all 3 Tammys & without a doubt Debbie is the BEST. She is corny without being too corny. While the others have the hick part down, sometimes they do get just a bit too 'hicky'. But Debbie! Just the right amount of sincere innocence. There are phrases, or lines that are used in this Tammy that appear in the other Tammy adventures. But o my what can I say? Debbie Reynolds is just too good in this role! I adore Sandra Dee, but she is Gidget to me (except for sally field in the TV series), & Debbie will always be Tammy. If you haven't seen this, get your girlfriends, & daughters together & watch a movie that is good, wholesome & even has a great ending. It isn't tear-jerker, but it does have some tender moments, and some that will make you laugh. Wait till you Leslie Nielson! I watch this over & over as do any movie with Debbie Reynolds.

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