Boxcar Bertha

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Run time: 88 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 14th June 1972

Budget: $600 thousand

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: American International Pictures (AIP)

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
Fresh: 9 Rotten: 11

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Barbara Hershey as Boxcar Bertha, David Carradine as Big Bill Shelly, Barry Primus as Rake Brown, Bernie Casey as Von Morton, John Carradine as H. Buckram Sartoris, Victor Argo as McIver #1, David Osterhout as McIver #2 (as David R. Osterhout)

Boxcar Bertha Movie Review

Notable for being Martin Scorsese's first Hollywood feature and containing Barbara Hershey's most notorious nude scenes, Boxcar Bertha is genre schlock. Cineastes try to read a lot into the film -- commissioned as a reponse to Bonnie and Clyde by Roger Corman -- somehow indicating that Scorsese's greatness was evident (Mean Streets would follow one year later), but Bertha is fundamentally just a Bonnie ripoff, with Hershey and David Carradine galavanting across the Depression-era south with the goal of ruining a railroad, robbing banks and whoring it up along the way. The abrupt ending is strange but oddly relieving.


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Boxcar Bertha Rating

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