Boxcar Bertha

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Boxcar Bertha (1972, USA) is a Crime film directed by Martin Scorsese.

Boxcar Bertha

Main Details

  • Released in 1972
  • Color
  • Running Time: 92 Min.
  • Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP)
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1972) (USA) (theatrical) | Astral Films (1972) (Canada) (theatrical) | Anglo-EMI Film Distributors (1972) (UK) (theatrical) | MGM-EMI (1972) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Martin Scorsese
  • Written by Ben L. Reitman, John William Corrington
  • Starring Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine, Victor Argo
  • Produced by Julie Corman, Roger Corman, Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson
  • Original Music by Gib Guilbeau, Thad Maxwell
  • Cinematography by John M. Stephens
  • Film Editing by Buzz Feitshans


  • Life made her an outcast. Love made her an outlaw.
  • America in the 30's was a Free Country. Bertha was jes' a little bit free'er than most.


The story of Bertha Thompson (played by Barbara Hershey) and "Big" Bill Shelly (played by David Carradine), 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. (Wikipedia)

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