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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Quotes

Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: [continues the recitation] We came a-walkin' all the way / With the wagon creakin' loud and the oxen movin' slow / We come over the mountains and down by the trace / Mammy an' Pappy an' and me, an' one crawlin' baby that had to be toted / And some odd-size sisters, two or three / That's how we come.
Party Guest: Please go on. What happened?
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Connections

Featured in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) 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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Not as unctuous as you might remember...
15 January 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Debbie Reynolds plays a 17-year-old girl from the bayou who goes to stay with a friendly pilot (Leslie Nielsen) and his society folks after her grandfather gets thrown into jail. Corny, yet also surprisingly sensitive growing-pains comedy-drama is silly and trite only in retrospect. The film treats its protagonist and her emotions quite sympathetically and the film is sweet without being nauseating. Good support from Walter Brennan, Fay Wray, and the always fun Mildred Natwick. Followed by two sequels in 1961 and 1963, with Sandra Dee taking over the role of Tammy, as well as a failed mid-'60s television series. **1/2 from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1957 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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