Ode to Billy Joe

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Ode to Billy Joe ★★ 1976 (PG)

The 1967 Bobby Gentry hit song of the same title is expanded to tell why a young man jumped to his death off the Tallahatchie Bridge. The problems of growing up in the rural South and teenage romance do not match the appeal of the theme song. Benson and O'Connor, however, work well tegether. 106m/C VHS . Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis, Sandy McPeak, James Best; D: Max Baer Jr.