About the film
butler orchid alcoholic rich heiress estate
Bernard and Doris
Release Date: September 01, 2006
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, TV Movie|
|Production Companies||:||Little Bird, Burnside Entertainment, Chicagofilms, Trigger Street Independent|
|Producers||:||Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Cavendish, Bob Balaban, Dana Brunetti, Mark Kassen, Adam Kassen, Mark Olsen|
Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke 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. With a wine cellar to die for, Bernard falls off the wagon. Can he pull himself together when Doris needs him?