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Boxcar Bertha (1972)

Romance/Drama/Crime · 1h 28m

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America in the 30's was a Free Country. Bertha was jes' a little bit free'er than most.

Description

Based on a true story, Boxcar Bertha is a spellbinding tale of railroad renegades and runaway romance. Bristling with energy and the raw, "sensual" (Motion Picture Herald) performances of Barbara Hershey and David Carradine, the film delivers a "humor and warmth" (Cue) that's right on track! Free-spirited Bertha (Hershey) is a small-time crook with a "love 'em and leave 'em" philosophy...until she falls hard for the union man – and Robin-Hood-of-the-rails – Big Bill Shelly (Carradine). Stealing from the rich and giving to the workers, Bertha and Bill soon become the most notorious train robbers in the South. But as their crimes grow more brazen, the law grows more ruthless, and the duo discovers that their lifetime of larceny may have bought them a one-way ticket...to a deadly destination!

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

American International Pictures (AIP)

Budget

$600,000
Cast
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Barbara Hershey

'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson
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David Carradine

'Big' Bill Shelly
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Barry Primus

Rake Brown
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Bernie Casey

Von Morton
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John Carradine

H. Buckram Sartoris
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Victor Argo

McIver #1
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David Osterhout

McIver #2 (as David R. Osterhout)
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Grahame Pratt

Emeric Pressburger
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'Chicken' Holleman

M. Powell
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Harry Northup

Deputy Sheriff Harvey Hall (as Harry Northrup)
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Ann Morell

Tillie Parr
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Marianne Dole

Mrs. Mailler
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Joe Reynolds

Joe Cox
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Jerry Cortez

Sheriff (uncredited)
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Michael Fitzgerald

Apple Peeler (uncredited)
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Gayne Rescher

Brothel Client (uncredited)
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Martin Scorsese

Brothel Client (uncredited)
Crew
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Martin Scorsese

Director
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Ben L. Reitman

Writer
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Joyce Hooper Corrington

Writer
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John William Corrington

Writer
Disc Releases
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Boxcar Bertha

(DVD)

3/19/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

Boxcar Bertha

(DVD)

3/19/2002

$10.00 -$4.98 (33%)

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Boxcar Bertha

(Blu-ray)

12/13/2022

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Boxcar Bertha

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

10/11/2016

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