Boxcar Bertha (14-Jun-1972)|
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Joyce H. Corrington; John William Corrington
Based on a book: Sister of the Road by Bertha Thompson with Dr. Ben L. Reitman
Music Composed by: Gib Guilbeau; Thad Maxwell
Producer: Roger Corman
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||Boxcar Bertha and Mary Magdalene
Review by DOGMAN (posted on 2-Oct-2007)
Although the acting is rather slow and fake, this feature has it's merits and can be quite entertaining. For those who wish to see a young Ms. Hershey and Mr. Carridine in the total buff, several times, this one's a must! I saw it because I'm a railfan and love steam trains. There could have been more trains, but there is a great scene when the gang steals an engine. Scorcese was really just getting started here and it shows. Sometimes the actors look like they just don't know what to do. Also annoying is the splattering blood which looks too much like ripe red tomatoes. All in all, considering the time period his was made and the materials avialable, it's worthwhile seeing once.
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