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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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


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


Marty's arty party, 13 December 2000 Author: matthew wilder ( 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.