Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 49min.
- DVD Release Date: 11/16/2004
- Director(s): Joan Micklin Silver
- Starring: Shelley Duvall , Bud Cort , Henry Fonda , Veronica Cartwright , Dennis Christopher
- Themes: Bohemian Life,Pygmalion Stories,Social Climbing
- Tone: Atmospheric,Witty,Wry,Elegant
- Keywords: cousin, jazz, Pygmalion, Russia, aristocracy, ballet-company, ballet-dance, coming-of-age, forbidden-love, impressario, makeover, teenagers, ugly-duckling
- Language: English