Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Overview

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...
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Overview

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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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • UPC: 012233043426
  • Original Release: 1976
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  • Source: Monterey Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,756

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shelley Duvall Bernice
Lane Binkley
Veronica Cartwright Marjorie
Dennis Christopher Charley
Bud Cort Warren
Henry Fonda Voice Only
Polly Holliday
Gary Springer
Patrick Reynolds Draycott
Technical Credits
Joan Micklin Silver Director
Dick Hyman Score Composer
Ralph Rosenblum Editor
Kenneth Van Sickle Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Cousin [13:48]
2. Transformation [12:04]
3. Jealousy [9:41]
4. Bernice Bobs Her Hair [4:43]
5. Revenge [4:48]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Access
   Author Bio
   Actor Bios
      Shelley Duvall
      Bud Cort
   Printable Study Guide
   About the ASSC
   Transcript Interview
   Henry Fonda Intro
   Watch for These DVDs
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