It came up as a recommendation with other "zany comedies." I'm not sure it was zany, I'm not sure it wasn't.
The film stars Sandra Dee as Tammy. She takes over the role (for at least two films) from Debbie Reynolds (who starred as Tammy in the first movie "Tammy and the Bachelor"). (There is a fourth 'film' which is just four episodes of a one-season Tammy TV show.)
The Debbie Reynolds movie (I never saw it) apparently ended with Tammy's boyfriend going off to college.
Tammy (Sandra Dee) decides she wants to be smarter for her boyfriend so she's going to college. She leaves her riverboat and walks through the mud to a campus which, fortunately, appears to be a few yards from her boat.
She's a southerner, think the mountains, and speaks differently. John Gavin meets her and tells her she speaks like Elizabethans. He is the public speaker professor.
She charms him.
She charms an art professor.
She charms the dean of women.
If you stop to think about it, it's not much at all.
But if you sit back and enjoy it, it's a nice little confection that can sneak up on you and grab you.
Beulah Bondi is very good as Mrs. Call. She was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars and she also played Jimmy Stewart's mother in the movie "It's A Wonderful Life."
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"