R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
During the Great Depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.
Barbara Hershey later called the film "a lot of fun even though it's terribly crippled by Roger Corman and the violence and sex. But between the actors and Martin Scorsese the director, we had a lot of fun. We really had characters down but one tends to not see all that, because you end up seeing all the blood and sex."
H. Buckram Sartoris:
Yes, the Reader Railroad's seen a great deal these days. Woes, strikes, and, now, the indignity of it all, gangs of Communists, hoes - pardon me, ma'am - and niggers.
The caboose the gang robs is of a distinctive design used only by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, which did not run through Arkansas.
Opening Statement: The following events are adapted from the true experiences of Boxcar Bertha Thompson, as related in the book "Sister of the Road"
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