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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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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:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title song "Tammy" became a number one smash hit for Debbie Reynolds in 1957 winning her a Gold Record. See more »

Quotes

Tambey 'Tammy' Tyree: Just think, Miss Renie, that same moon that's shinin' down on me this very moment, is shinin' down on Pete's tomatoes!
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Connections

Featured in Mr. Wrong (1996) 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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User Reviews

 
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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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