Boxcar Bertha (1972)
- Time: 88 min
- Genre: Crime | Drama | Romance
- Director: Martin Scorsese
- Cast: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, John Carradine
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.