About the film
depression labor organizer
Release Date: June 14, 1972
|Slogan||:||«Life made her an outcast. Love made her an outlaw.»|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller|
|Production Companies||:||American International Pictures|
|Writers||:||John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, Ben L. Reitman|
'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a transient woman in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30s, meets up with rabble-rousing union man 'Big' Bill Shelly and the two team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment. Based on “Sister of the Road,” the 1937 pseudo-autobiography of fictional character Bertha Thompson, written by anarchist physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman.