Boxcar Bertha

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

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
  • 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

Plot Summary

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


  • 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.
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