Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Period Film  |   Run Time - 49 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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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aristocracy, ballet-company, ballet-dance, coming-of-age, cousin, forbidden-love, impressario, jazz, makeover, Pygmalion, Russia, teenagers, ugly-duckling