In the '30s, three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a home in the mountains and live in peace together with his new love, Keechie. But his criminal companions persuade him to participate in several heists, and soon the police believe him to be their leader and go after "Bowie the Kid" harder than ever. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Cops or no cops I'm going through!
Did You Know?
lobbied unsuccessfully for the role of Chicamaw. He told Nicholas Ray
that he was very familiar with bank robbers and chain gangs, and even cut and dyed his hair black (in the original treatment Chicamaw was an Indian). He was rejected because he had recently been nominated for an Oscar, and a supporting role was considered unworthy for a rising star. See more
The new Cadillac is seen to be covered with a tarpaulin. When the camera swings back to it, the tarpaulin has vanished. See more
Arthur 'Bowie' Bowers
She's got a real house!
Chicamaw 'One-Eye' Mobley
Why not? We're real people.
Opening credits: This boy... and this girl... were never properly introduced to the world we live in... To tell their story... See more
Your Red Wagon
by Richard M. Jones
, Don Raye
and Gene de Paul
(as Gene DePaul) See more