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Two Films on Labor Struggles

Saturday, January 6, 1979
4:30 p.m.
8:20 p.m.
Boxcar Bertha
Martin Scorsese (USA,1972)

Although made for the “action market” as a Roger Corman/AIP production, and heavy on gore as a result, Boxcar Bertha transcends its commercial intentions both in the quality of Martin Scorsese’s direction and in treating the theme of class warfare in the depression. David Carradine and Barbara Hershey star as young labor organizers engaged in the violent struggle against railroad barons and redneck police.

• Produced by Roger Corman. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Screenplay by Joyce H. and John William Corrington, based on "Sister Of The Road" by Boxcar Bertha Thompson. Photographed by John Stephens. With David Carradine, Barbara Hershey, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey. (1972, 88 mins, 35mm, color, Print Courtesy of Swank Motion Pictures)