Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday's Film Adaption: Tammy Out of Time by Cid Ricketts Sumner

Concerning a guileless young girl being raised by her Grandfather on a riverboat and her subsequent introduction into society.

A country girl saves a pilot after a plane crash.

Release Date: June 14, 1957
Release Time: 89 minutes

Debbie Reynolds as Tambrey 'Tammy' Tyree
Leslie Nielsen as Peter Brent
Walter Brennan as Grandpa (John) Dinwitty
Mala Powers as Barbara Bissle
Sidney Blackmer as Professor Brent
Mildred Natwick as Aunt Renie
Fay Wray as Mrs. Brent
Philip Ober as Alfred Bissle
Craig Hill as Ernie
Louise Beavers as Osia, the cook

Academy Awards
Best Song - Tammy by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans - Nominated

Author Bio:
Cid Ricketts Sumner was a novelist from the United States. She also taught English at a Jackson, Mississippi high school and French at Millsaps College. Sumner was born Bertha Louise Ricketts in Brookhaven, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Bertha Burnley and Robert Scott Ricketts. Her father was a professor at Millsaps College, and her mother and grandmother provided a homeschooled education for her. She received a BS from Millsaps College in 1909 and an MA from Columbia University in 1910. She continued postgraduate work at Columbia from 1910 to 1914, then enrolled in medical school at Cornell University. She only attended one year of medical school before marrying one of her professors, Nobel Prize winner James B. Sumner, on July 10, 1915. They had four children. They were divorced in 1930.


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