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Tammy Tell Me True (1961)

Passed | | Comedy | 26 July 1961 (USA)
Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin). Sandra Dee replaces Debbie Reynolds in this and the third Tammy movie. This... See full summary »

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Harry Keller

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Oscar Brodney (screenplay), Cid Ricketts Sumner (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Rook Call
Cecil Kellaway ... Captain Joe
Edgar Buchanan ... Judge Carver
Gigi Perreau ... Rita
Juanita Moore ... Della
Hayden Rorke ... Joshua Welling
Ward Ramsey Ward Ramsey ... Caleb Slade
Henry Corden ... Captain Armand
Don Dorrell Don Dorrell ... Roger
Pat McNulty Pat McNulty ... Joan
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Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin). Sandra Dee replaces Debbie Reynolds in this and the third Tammy movie. This film introduces both a new theme song, "Tammy Tell Me True", and the character of Mrs. Annie Call, played by veteran Beulah Bondi. Mrs. Call ultimately moves in with Tammy at the Ellen B. and would be the catalyst for the events in the following film, "Tammy and The Doctor". Written by alfiehitchie

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It's that Mississippi Riverboat gal in NEW Adventures! See more »

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Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Com Amor no Coração See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Followed by Tammy and the Doctor (1963) See more »

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Tammy, Tell Me True
Written by Dorothy Squires
Sung by Sandra Dee
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"Are you laughin' at me out of pure delight...or otherwise?"
1 October 2016 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Sandra Dee assumes the role of Tammy Tyree, uneducated backwoods girl living on a shanty boat on the Mississippi River, formerly played by Debbie Reynolds in 1957's "Tammy and the Bachelor". There's not much connection between the two films aside from our heroine: Tammy's beau has disappeared to agricultural college and her grandpa has been jailed for making corn liquor without a license. Producer Ross Hunter, he of the well-upholstered "women's films" popular in the 1950s, would seem an odd choice for a romantic comedy about a Bible-quotin' young gal without any schoolin'--or an impressive wardrobe--hankerin' to go to college, but at least the production is bright and cheery, like Tammy herself. Dee does well in the lead, while Hunter has her comfortably paired with John Gavin, her crush from "Imitation of Life" (he was too old for her there--and he's probably too old for her here--but they have an easy rapport). Tammy's plain-spoken, unpretentious nature garners her a friend in Beulah Bondi's wealthy dowager, Mrs. Call, which offers some pleasant asides and a satisfying wrap-up in court. Glossy, perky, but also exceptionally thin and sugary...likely to cause bad reactions in viewers not in the mood for a heavy helping of syrup. Dee played Tammy again in 1963's somewhat improved "Tammy and the Doctor." ** from ****


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