The Bonnie Parker Story

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The Bonnie Parker Story (1958, USA) is a Crime film directed by William Witney.


Main Details

  • Released in 1958 | B & W
  • Running Time: 79 Min.
  • Production Co: Albany Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1958) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by William Witney
  • Written by Stanley Shpetner
  • Starring Dorothy Provine, Jack Hogan, Richard Bakalyan, Joe Turkel
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson, Stanley Shpetner
  • Original Music by Ronald Stein
  • Cinematography by Jack A. Marta
  • Film Editing by Frank P. Keller

Also Known As

  • Femmina e mitra (Italy) | Die Höllenkatze (Germany)


The Bonnie Parker Story is loosely based on the life of Bonnie Parker, a well-known outlaw of the 1930s. The film stars Dorothy Provine as Parker; Parker's actual historical partner, Clyde Barrow, is renamed Guy Darrow for the film's story, and played by Jack Hogan. The film was released by American International Pictures as a double feature with Machine-Gun Kelly. In her review of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, Pauline Kael dismissed The Bonnie Parker Story as "a cheap - in every sense - 1958 exploitation film." Quentin Tarantino considers the film's director, William Witney, to be a "lost master"; he's quoted as saying of this film that, "I was blown away. It was like, whoa, who made this? I have to see everything he ever did." (Wikipedia)

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