Tammy and the Bachelor a 1957 Summer Release starring Debbie Reynolds is the ultimate bully movie. Seventeen year old Tammy raised down on the river by her bible preaching, moonshiner grandpaw witness a plane crash on the river. Hoping to find saleable salvage from the plane crash down river at the whirlpool they fish out something better: Tammy’s first love Pete pilot of the plane. Leslie Nielson from the 1980’s/1990’s Naked Gun series of movies plays the hunky clueless Pete. When grandpaw (Walter Brennan) gets sent to jail by the revenuers he tells Tammy she should go live (oops, stay) with Pete and his family till he gets out of jail.
Tammy’s psychological backwoods common sense leads to ridicule by the family. However Tammy rises above their pettiness and sarcastic innuendo’s. The fun part of the movie is once again seeing favorite actors: Louise Beavers, Walter Brennan and Fay Wray.
The song Tammy sung by Debbie Reynolds is a ‘can’t get it out of your head’ kind of song. For three weeks between August 25 and September 21 of 1957 the song was Number 1 on the Billboard charts. It was also a Best Oscar nominated song for the year 1957. The kiss with Pete at the end of the movie leaves one with the assumption that Tammy has found her, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, kind of love’!