Bernice Bobs Her Hair [DVD] [1976]

Many observers consider the 60-minute Bernice Bobs Her Hair to be the best-ever filmed adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Bernice (Shelley Duvall), a shy retiring girl of the Roaring 20s, yearns to be popular. On the advice of her flapper cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright), Bernice cuts her unfashionable long hair into a short bob, begins dressing more stylishly, and learns the Most Valuable Rule: "When you're with a man, there are only three topics of conversation: you, me and us." Bernice Bobs Her Hair first aired on PBS' American Playhouse on April 5, 1977. It was telecast in tandem with a dramatization of Sherwood Anderson's oft-adapted I'm a Fool.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Author bio
  • Actor bios
  • Printable study guide
  • About the American Short Story Collection
  • Audio interview: Robert Geller
  • Henry Fonda intro

Synopsis

Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Many observers consider the 60-minute Bernice Bobs Her Hair to be the best-ever filmed adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Bernice (Shelley Duvall), a shy retiring girl of the Roaring 20s, yearns to be popular. On the advice of her flapper cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright), Bernice cuts her unfashionable long hair into a short bob, begins dressing more stylishly, and learns the Most Valuable Rule: "When you're with a man, there are only three topics of conversation: you, me and us." Bernice Bobs Her Hair first aired on PBS' American Playhouse on April 5, 1977. It was telecast in tandem with a dramatization of Sherwood Anderson's oft-adapted I'm a Fool. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Shelley Duvall
    Shelley Duvall - Bernice
  • Bud Cort
    Bud Cort - Warren
  • Dennis Christopher
    Dennis Christopher - Charley
  • Gary Springer
    Gary Springer
  • Henry Fonda
    Henry Fonda - Narrator
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