The film tells the story of Boxcar Bertha Thompson and "Big" Bill Shelly, two train robbers and lovers who are caught up in the plight of railroad workers in the American South. When Bertha is implicated in the murder of a wealthy gambler, the pair become fugitives. Cast. Barbara Hershey as Boxcar Bertha; David Carradine as Big Bill Shellyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxcar_Bertha
Jun 14, 1972 · Based on "Sister of the Road," the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30's meets up with rabble-rousing union man 'Big' Bill Shelly and they team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment and she is eventually sucked into a life of crime with him.
- Martin Scorsese
An orphaned farm girl (Barbara Hershey) finds romance and adventure fighting the railroad with union organizer Big Bill Shelley (David Carradine). Martin Scorsese ("Taxi Driver") directs this explosive story of America in the 1930s. Watch Boxcar Bertha | Prime Video Skip to main content
The film tells the story of Boxcar Bertha Thompson and "Big" Bill Shelly, two train robbers and lovers who are caught up in the plight of railroad workers in the American South. When Bertha is implicated in the murder of a wealthy gambler, the pair become fugitives. Cast. Barbara Hershey as Boxcar Bertha; David Carradine as Big Bill Shelly
Boxcar Bertha tells the fictional account of two lovers, a union leader and a loner, who find pleasure taking up crime to seek vengeance on what railroad management has done to them. David...
- crime, drama
Feb 26, 2019 · Legendary Director Martin Scorsese directed an early 70’s drive-in exploitation classic, “Boxcar Bertha”, starring the iconic Actress Barbara Hershey! 70’s Sex Kitten Barbara Hershey! Barbara Hershey was one of Hollywood’s most popular sex kittens in the early 70’s, and “Boxcar Bertha” may just be her masterpiece!
Boxcar Bertha (1972) Photo Gallery. 1-48 of 82 photos. 1 ... Barbara Hershey (37) David Carradine (27) Barry Primus (17) Bernie Casey (17) John Carradine (4)
Rigby went on to say, "Barbara Hershey is a great little actress, much, much more than just another pretty face." Hershey once said that starring in Boxcar Bertha (1972) "was the most fun I ever had on a movie."
Apr 04, 2020 · This low-budget 1972 Corman production was directed, amazingly enough, by the pre-legendary Martin Scorsese, who was also on camera briefly. Barbara Hershey’s nudity was the film’s only truly memorable aspect.
"Boxcar Bertha" is a weirdly interesting movie and not really the sleazy exploitation film the ads promise. It finds its inspiration in the exploits of Boxcar Bertha Thompson, an outlaw folk hero who operated in Arkansas during the Depression.
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