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Boxcar Bertha (1972)

Life made her an outcast. Love made her an outlaw.

Original Title : Boxcar Bertha
Director : Martin Scorsese
Writer : Ben L. Reitman
Joyce Hooper Corrington
John William Corrington
Genre : Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Julie Corman , Roger Corman , Samuel Z. Arkoff , Samuel Z. Arkoff , James H. Nicholson
Music : Gib Guilbeau
Thad Maxwell
Photography : John M. Stephens
Distributor : American International Pictures (AIP)
IMDB ID : 0068309
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poster for "Boxcar Bertha" by Martin Scorsese (1972)
Boxcar Bertha (1972) - Martin Scorsese
 

Starring

¬Barbara Hershey 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson
¬David Carradine 'Big' Bill Shelly
¬Barry Primus Rake Brown
¬Bernie Casey Von Morton
¬John Carradine H. Buckram Sartoris
¬Victor Argo McIver
¬David Osterhout McIver
¬Grahame Pratt Emeric Pressburger
¬'Chicken' Holleman M. Powell
¬Harry Northup Harvey Hall
¬Ann Morell Tillie Parr
¬Marianne Dole Mrs. Mailler
¬Joe Reynolds Joe Cox
¬Michael Fitzgerald Apple Peeler
¬Gayne Rescher Brothel Client (uncredited
¬Franklin Delano Roosevelt Himself (archive footage
¬Martin Scorsese Brothel Client (uncredited
 

Plot

During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.
 

Comments

Marty's arty party, 13 December 2000 Author: matthew wilder (cosmovitelli@mediaone.net) from los angeles Scorsese refers to this 1972 Roger Corman quickie--he shot it in the deep South in twenty-one days--as his "exploitation picture." Funny, that--if it came out today, it'd be the height of the Arty Independent Film. Barbara Hershey and David Carradine are this movie's knockoff of Bonnie and Clyde, the script ain't much, but Scorsese storyboarded every shot and hoo doggie! This guy was the greatest shotmaker ever, even when he was on Skid Row. Rent it for Hershey's lyrical style and the chance to discern the fetus of a genius.