Boxcar Bertha

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Boxcar Bertha

depression labor organizer

Boxcar Bertha

Release Date: June 14, 1972

Year    :   1972
Slogan    :   «Life made her an outcast. Love made her an outlaw.»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Production Companies    :   American International Pictures
Director    :   Martin Scorsese
Producers    :   Roger Corman
Writers    :   John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, Ben L. Reitman
RunTime    :   88 mins.
Budget    :   600000

'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.

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