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Bernard and Doris

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Synopsis: Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912-1993) - think Duke University - and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty. The icy and mercurial Duke fires her butler for serving a chilled cantaloupe; the agency sends Lafferty, formerly household staff to Liz Taylor and to Peggy Lee. He's an alcoholic, fresh out of rehab. He gradually becomes Duke's gay alter ego as she romps through life sleeping with young men, making shrewd decisions quickly, managing her fortune and orchids as Lafferty manages her New Jersey estate. With a wine cellar to die for, Bernard falls off the wagon. Can he pull himself together when Doris needs him?

Franchise: -
Released: 2006-09-01
Runtime: 103 minutes
Status: Released
Rating: 5.3

Movie Cast:

Movie Character
Peter Asher
Security Guard
Ms. Chang
April Yvette Thompson
Marilyn Torres
Waldo Taft
James Rebhorn
Board Member
Dominick Dunne

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