Boxcar Bertha

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


Scorsese’s first and last picture for Corman was this 30’s saga of an unhappy girl who falls in with a gang of train robbers. Cashing in on the Bonnie and Clyde theme, Scorsese takes the action about as for as it can go. A strong cast, however, pulls extra hard for some drama and gritty realism.

Screening Details

  • Section: Highlights: Petit, Truffaut, Passer, Corman's Prodigies
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 97 min.
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