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Boxcar Bertha

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A collaboration with producer Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese’s first studio feature is, not surprisingly, an interesting mongrel of a movie. Owing more than a little of its inspiration to Bonnie and Clyde, it stars Hershey as a freethinking Depression-era wastrel who throws her lot in with Carradine’s Big Bill Shelly, a rabble-rousing union organizer-turned-holdup man. Like those protagonists, Bertha tries to keep its fight-the-power message in mind but is just a bit too taken with its colorful carnage.

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