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Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 1957 (Finland)
An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Oscar Brodney (screenplay), Cid Ricketts Sumner (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

When Pete's plane crashes in the swamp, he's rescued by young Tammy, an unsophisticated backwoods girl who lives with her lay-preacher-cum-moonshiner grandfather. When Pete's well, he goes back home to his fiancée. But then Grampa gets sent to jail and he sends Tammy to stay with Pete. At Pete's house, Tammy's home cooking, enthusiasm and quaint sunshiny personality bring about changes in Pete's family and in Pete himself. Written by Kathy Li

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All about a little Mississippi riverboat gal who taught a sophisticated bachelor about love!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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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

Professor Brent: Tammy, we think a world of Ernie. He's Peter's best friend. But his idea of fun, well, it may not be altogether desirable.
Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: You mean it might be of carnal nature?
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Tammy
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by The Ames Brothers (over the opening credits)
Later sung by Debbie Reynolds (at her bedroom windowsill)
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"Cute" movie for the time it was released. Has special meaning for me.
26 December 2004 | by n-kcSee all my reviews

Being in my early 60's, I saw 'Tammy and the Bachelor' when I was a teenager. It was a wonderful movie to me then: the poor girl who gets the handsome, affluent beau. I still like the movie for its simple message: one should be judged by his/her character, not by social status. "Tammy" was the first song that I ever sang in a talent contest (and I won first place), so I have a reason to remember the title song with much interest. A friend of my older brother came from New York to North Carolina for a visit back then and had me to sing "Tammy" over and over. Back then, I felt as if I WERE Tammy. Such movies don't wear as well with time as the classics, but they're nice to remember and to watch again.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1957 (Finland) See more »

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Color:

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