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Boxcar Bertha

Released 1972
Distributor AIP

About Boxcar Bertha

Martin Scorsese’s second feature assignment was produced by Julie Corman, following AIP’s success with Bloody Mama and Dillinger. It’s a kissing cousin to Bonnie and Clyde with mythic overtones of The Grapes of Wrath; the true story of two depression era train robbers whose violent exploits underscore the plight of railroad workers in the early 1930’s. David Carradine’s Union firebrand seems like a warm up for his role as Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory. Scorsese names two of the railroad thugs Powell and Pressburger!

About Julie Corman

Julie Corman has producing credits on over 35 films, starting with Marty Scorsese’s Boxcar Bertha in the 1970’s. She has worked with: Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, Joe Dante, Martin Sheen, Catherine Hardwicke, Charles Grodin, Phil Hartman, Barbara Hershey, and David Carradine, among others. In the 1970’s, Corman and her husband’s (film legend Roger Corman ) New World Pictures, of which she is Executive VP, became one of the most successful independent production and distributions companies ever. The company produced and distributed over 200 films and distributed a slate of prestigious international films by such acclaimed directors as: Truffaut, Bergman, Schlondorff, Fellini and Kurosawa. In 2000 Corman became Chair of the Graduate Film Department at NYU. She has lectured at universities all over the world and been on the juries of many film festivals. She has been honored with life achievement awards at several festivals and by the USC Film School. She is particularly proud of her family films, including two based on the Newbery award winning novels, “Hatchet” and “The Westing Game”. Corman is listed in “Who’s Who in the World”.