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Release Date:
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)
Music Department
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (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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Referenced in Hairspray (1988)See more »
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17 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Priceless!, 10 August 2000
Author: ivan beshkov ( from LOS ANGELES

I can't believe I'm the first person commenting on this priceless comedy!

True, it has great sentimental value for me, because it brings me back to Sao Paulo 1962 where I first saw it. The title in Portuguese was "Con Amor no Coracao" (With Love In The Heart). I loved it every time I saw it.

SANDRA DEE IS A GENIUS. Her brand of comedy is totally unique, and her artistic HUMILITY most touching. She OWNS every role she plays. How can Hollywood overlook such a LADY!!!!!!!!!! She is one of the true stars we have left. But then, what film would be great enough to fit her?

There are of course, many merits in this film other than Ms. Dee. The writing is utterly brilliant, the cinematography lovely. A country bumpkin meets city folks and makes helpless fools of them with her disarming innocence. Once exposed, the phonies mend their ways and acquire some of her virtues.

One wonders if Tammy isn't really black.

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