Boxcar Bertha (1972)
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Martin Scorsese's second feature loosely adapts the autobiography of "Boxcar" Bertha Thompson, portraying the adventures of the Depression-era criminal following the death of her father. Bertha (Barbara Hershey) joins union organizer "Big" Bill Shelly (David Carradine) in fighting anti-union forces after an unexpected murder drives them to a life of robbing trains. The atmospheric tale depicts their life on the lam, doing whatever is necessary to survive.

Also starring Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine, Victor Argo, David Osterhout, Harry Northup, Joe Reynolds, Marianne Dole, Ann Morell, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Cortez.

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington. Produced by Roger Corman, Samuel Z. Arkoff.

52% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Hoopla, Tubi, and Pluto. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
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