#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on “Sister of the Road,” the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, ‘Boxcar’ Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early ’30’s meets up with rabble-rousing union man ‘Big’ Bill Shelly and they team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment and she is eventually sucked into a life of crime with him.
Plot: ‘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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Does No One Love Scorsese Then ?
It took me a very long time to finally watch BOXCAR BERTHA. The prime reason for this is simply because it’s hard to find. I can’t recall it ever being broadcast on television and I’m including obscure cable channels and not just network television. I can’t recall it being available on DVD either or being shown in the filmhouse , Edinburgh’s foremost art-house cinema. Strangely it is not held in high regard by people who have seen it and it’s shocking to see it has an average rating of 6.1 on this site. If there’s a film by Scorsese that can be described as “forgotten” this might just be it. How can a film by this great American auteur be forgotten ?
Ah I can see why some people might hold it in relatively low regard. The 70s was a zenith for American film making and perhaps only classic Hollywood beats this era. This is an era where “movie brats” came along and made films about angry young people take on the world single handed and anyone who has ever been young and/or angry will recognise the wish fufillment that drives the central narrative of these movies. The downside is that BOXCAR BERTHA is drowned slightly by the films surrounding it. You’re often reminded of similar films such as BONNIE AND CLYDE and BADLANDS. If there;s a difference it’s that the characters are maybe a little bit too Robin Hood in that they’d never think of robbing the poor and that they’re far more sinned against rather than sinners
Some people have stated that it’s more like a Corman movie than a Scorsese one. I can understand this complaint and it’s obvious that the budget is limited but don’t forget this is character driven which has always appealed to Marty and while there’s lots of incident it doesn’t really have much in the way of a core central plot, Can you see Scorsese making a film featuring a mindbending plot ala Christopher Nolan ? Me neither so this type of story is ready made for Scorsese. It’s also far more enjoyable than much of Scorsese’s latter output where he tries too hard such as GANGS OF NY or his spiritual movies like KUNDUN and SILENCE. In short BOXCAR BERTHA is a film for people who want to live fast and die young but never got round to it
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance
Director Martin Scorsese
Writer Ben L. Reitman, Joyce Hooper Corrington, John William Corrington
Actors Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System), Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Movielab, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm