Boxcar Bertha - D BOXC
MGM/UA (1972)
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88 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Victor Argo McIver #1
David Carradine 'Big' Bill Shelly
John Carradine H. Buckram Sartoris
Bernie Casey Von Morton
Barbara Hershey 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson
'Chicken' Holleman M. Powell
Harry Northup Harvey Hall
David Osterhout McIver #2
Grahame Pratt Emeric Pressburger
Barry Primus Rake Brown
Martin Scorsese
Producer Roger Corman
Julie Corman
Writer John William Corrington
Joyce Hooper Corrington

Bertha Thompson (Barbara Hershey) is country girl from the Southern United States who turns a life a vagrancy into a life of crime. At first meeting with Bill Shelly (David Carradine), a union organizer and active communist who opposes everything the big railroads in the Depression stand for. Indeed, he matches wits with the head of the company, a man named Sartoris (John Carradine), but finds himself better able to get under the skin of business if he becomes a train robber. Before long, Bertha also becomes involved in murder as part of a gang that includes a black man named Von Morton (Bernie Casey) with a chip on his shoulder. Soon Bertha and Shelly are on the Most Wanted List of the FBI, changing them from political revolutionaries to common criminals.
Edition Details
Release Date 19/03/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); French; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Dolby Digital Mono [French]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1
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