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Tammy and the Bachelor
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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 »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Debbie Reynolds ... Tambrey 'Tammy' Tyree

Leslie Nielsen ... Peter Brent

Walter Brennan ... John Dinwitty, Tammy's Grandpa

Mala Powers ... Barbara Bissle

Sidney Blackmer ... Professor Joel Brent

Mildred Natwick ... Aunt Renie

Fay Wray ... Mrs. Deena Brent

Philip Ober ... Alfred Bissle
Craig Hill ... Ernie
Louise Beavers ... Osia, the Cook
April Kent ... Tina
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Brooks ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Vera Burnett ... Minor Role (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
(in alphabetical order)
Oscar Brodney 
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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
89 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in These Old Broads (2001) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Debbie Debbie Debbie, 30 July 2006
Author: dgz78 (dgz78@yahoo.com) from United States

It's hard to believe that Debbie Reynolds did this movie 5 years after Singin' In The Rain. It seems like she should have played Tammy 5 years before Singin'.

Reynolds infuses some complexity in the role - check out her sly grin when Leslie Nielsen picks her up in the barn. It's a role that could easily have been annoying to audiences but Reynolds never loses a viewers affections. In the two sequels Sandra Dee came very close to crossing that annoying line.

Besides Reynolds, the other treat is the great cast around her. It was fun to see a young Leslie Nielsen in a straight role as the leading man and Mildred Natwick does her usual excellent job (why did she never get more Oscar recognition). Fay Wray, Walter Brennan, Philip Ober & Sidney Blackmer also do a great job.

The director, Joseph Pevney, should get credit for keeping the story moving forward and not getting bogged down in the corny aspects of the movie. Had i been more than 1 years old when this movie came out, I'm sure it would have been a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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