Ode to Billy Joe

Ode to Billy Joe

Director: Max Baer Jr.

Cast: Max Baer Jr., Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis

     
 

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Bobbie Gentry's hauntingly enigmatic 1967 hit single served as the inspiration of this story of unrequited teenage love. In 1953, Bobbie Lee Hartley (Glynnis O'Connor) is 15 years old and in love with 18-year-old Billy Joe McAllister (Robbie Benson). Unfortunately, Bobbie's father (Sandy McPeak) and mother (Joan Hotchkis) forbid her to date until she's 16, and until… See more details below

Overview

Bobbie Gentry's hauntingly enigmatic 1967 hit single served as the inspiration of this story of unrequited teenage love. In 1953, Bobbie Lee Hartley (Glynnis O'Connor) is 15 years old and in love with 18-year-old Billy Joe McAllister (Robbie Benson). Unfortunately, Bobbie's father (Sandy McPeak) and mother (Joan Hotchkis) forbid her to date until she's 16, and until then, Billy Joe and Bobbie Lee are supposed to be content with occasional meetings after church on Sunday. The teenage lovers sometimes steal away for meetings on the Tallahatchie Bridge, but while the other local boys are able to slake their frustrations with the prostitutes imported for the occasional town dances, a booze-addled Billy Joe succumbs to another sort of temptation, and his guilt first destroys his relationship with Bobbie Lee, and then leads to his self-destruction. Ode to Billy Joe was produced and directed by Max Baer,Jr., best remembered as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2013
UPC:
0883929022335
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
2,893

Special Features

Vintage Featurette Bobbie Gentry - A Voice of the South; Theatrical Trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robby Benson Billy Joe McAllister
Glynnis O'Connor Bobbie Lee Hartley
Joan Hotchkis Mrs. Hartley
Sandy McPeak Mr. Hartley
James Best Dewey Barksdale
Terence Goodman James Hartley
Simpson Hemphill Brother Taylor
Rebecca Jernigan Mrs. Thompson
Pat Purcell Youth In Car
James Westerfield Youth In Car
Jack Capelle Youth in Car
Becky Brown Becky Thompson
Ed Shelnut School Bus Driver
Eddie Tair Tom Hargitay
Al Scott Master of Ceremonies
William Hallberg Dan McAllister
Frannye Capelle Belinda Wiggs
Ann Martin Mrs. Hunnicut
Will Long Trooper Bash
John Roper Trooper Ned

Technical Credits
Max Baer Director,Producer
Alan Bergman Score Composer,Songwriter
Marilyn Bergman Score Composer,Songwriter
Anthony Brand Asst. Director
Roger Camras Producer
Harry Gordon Set Decoration/Design
Michel Hugo Cinematographer
Philip M. Jefferies Art Director
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Legrand Score Composer
Frank Morriss Editor
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Herman Raucher Original Story,Screenwriter
Mark Sussman Associate Producer
Marvin Westmore Makeup

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ode to Billy Joe
1. Chapter 1 [10:02]
2. Chapter 2 [14:28]
3. Chapter 3 [8:35]
4. Chapter 4 [10:18]
5. Chapter 5 [9:36]
6. Chapter 6 [9:07]
7. Chapter 7 [1:00]
8. Chapter 8 [9:20]
9. Chapter 9 [14:09]
10. Chapter 10 [10:25]
11. Chapter 11 [5:52]
12. Chapter 12 [3:14]
13. Chapter 13 [:00]

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