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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

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1957 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Tammy See more »

Company Credits

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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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Did You Know?

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

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

Referenced in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (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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User Reviews

 
Heart warming classic romantic comedy.
8 October 1999 | by johnzapSee all my reviews

Recommended to me by a friend, this romantic comedy will enlighten and touch your heart. I thoroughly enjoyed the view of life through Tammy's eyes where we are all reminded of just how much we all take for granted. See it, you won't be disappointed!


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