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Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)

It’s the hot summer of 1919. Visiting her cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright), sweet-but-dull Bernice (Shelley Duvall) is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish kin. However, the “make-over” works too well, Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy’s interest…even Marjorie’s boyfriend Warren (Bud Cort). The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh…a clever and ironic twist.

One of the best screen translations of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary work, BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR also features delightful supporting role performances by Dennis Christopher (“Breaking Away”) and Polly Holliday (“Alice”).

DIRECTOR : Joan Micklin Silver
CAST : Shelly Duvall, Bud Cort, Veronica Cartwright, Lane Binkley


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