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26 July 1961 (USA) See more »
Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sandra Dee ... Tammy Tyree

John Gavin ... Thomas 'Tom' Freeman
Charles Drake ... Buford Woodly
Virginia Grey ... Miss Jenks
Julia Meade ... Suzanne Rook

Beulah Bondi ... Mrs. Annie Call

Cecil Kellaway ... Captain Joe

Edgar Buchanan ... Judge Carver

Gigi Perreau ... Rita

Juanita Moore ... Della

Hayden Rorke ... Joshua Welling
Ward Ramsey ... Caleb Slade

Henry Corden ... Captain Armand
Don Dorrell ... Roger
Pat McNulty ... Joan

Stefanie Powers ... Kay (as Taffy Paul)
Lowell Brown ... John
Bill Herrin ... Phil (as William Herrin)

Catherine McLeod ... Mrs. Bateman

Ross Elliott ... Professor Bateman
Ned Wever ... Dr. Stach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bill Mumy ... Neil Bateman (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Keller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oscar Brodney 
Cid Ricketts Sumner  novel

Produced by
Ross Hunter .... producer
Original Music by
Percy Faith 
Cinematography by
Clifford Stine 
Film Editing by
Otto Ludwig 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Alfred Sweeney 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
Costume Design by
Rosemary Odell 
Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
May Boss .... stunt double: Sandra Dee (uncredited)

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97 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.00 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Notch Below The original, 30 July 2006
Author: dgz78 ( from United States

The Tammy movies are never going to be confused for high art. They were meant to be light hearted fun that you could take your kids to.

The sequel continues the same corny story but the big difference is Sandra Dee replacing Debbie Reynolds. I love Sandra Dee and think she made the perfect Gidget bur she is not Debbie Reynolds. She deserves credit for taking the chance on following Reynolds because she knew there would be comparisons. Of course Sandra was head and shoulders better than Debbie Watson.

The story has Tammy going to college and just as in the original she is responsible for others rediscovering their love or hooking up with their true mate. Beulah Bondi has the role Mildred Natwick had in the original of the wise old woman. Bondi, like Natwick, was one of the great supporting actresses in Hollywood and lends a touch of class to the movie.

As for the rest of the cast, John Gavin is no Leslie Nielsen. Nielsen really was a good straight actor and Gavin is as stiff as a tree in comparison. The rest of the supporting cast is similarly a notch below the original.

If you like Sandra Dee, check out Gidget. It's just as much fun but with a better story and cast.

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