MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,862 this week

The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 193 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

In the 1930s, amoral blonde tommy-gun girl Bonnie Parker cut a swath of bodies across the South-West. Starting out on gas stations and bars with side-kick Guy Darrow she graduated to bank ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(as Stan Shpetner)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 20 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 3664 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 356 titles
created 05 Mar 2014
 
list image
a list of 1599 titles
created 30 Mar 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)

The Bonnie Parker Story (1958) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Bonnie Parker Story.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Machine-Gun Kelly, the famous bank robber, seldom without his Thompson machine gun. The story opens with great jazzy music and a murder shown in shadows. His moll is the driving force ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam
Gun Crazy (1950)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ex-policeman Vince Kane is a partner with Joe Farley as bail bond brokers, but retains his ties and friendship with the police and Detective Nick Ferrone. Ferrone picks up Claude Brackette,... See full summary »

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien
Dino (1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Thomas Carr
Stars: Sal Mineo, Brian Keith, Susan Kohner
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane
Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Songwriter falls in love with a crippled man's wife.

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: John Cassavetes, Raymond Burr, Sara Shane
Hear Me Good (1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Comedy involving a beauty contest that has two pre-chosen winners; one the special girlfriend of a not too savory character, the other, the true love of the promoter.

Director: Don McGuire
Stars: Hal March, Joe E. Ross, Merry Anders
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.

Director: Don McGuire
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Martha Hyer, Darren McGavin
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Tadao Takashima, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Teenagers, Libby and Kit, innocently spend an evening doing random prank calls. These calls lead to murderous consequences.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

High school thug is front man for a local marijuana ring.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Scott Marlowe, Richard Bakalyan, Gigi Perreau
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 hit, millions of people were left in the dark, including Waldo Zane, a New York executive in the process of stealing a fortune from his company, ... See full summary »

Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Doris Day, Robert Morse, Terry-Thomas
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jack Hogan ...
Richard Bakalyan ...
Duke Jefferson
...
William Stevens ...
Paul Baxter
...
Cook
Douglas Kennedy ...
Tom Steel
Patricia Huston ...
Chuck's Girl (as Patt Houston)
Joël Colin ...
Bobby (as Joel Colin)
Jeff Morris ...
Marvin
James Beck ...
Alvin (as Jim Beck)
Carolyn Hughes ...
Contact Girl
Madeline Foy ...
Mary - Ranger's Secretary
...
Scout Master (as Sid Lassick)
Edit

Storyline

In the 1930s, amoral blonde tommy-gun girl Bonnie Parker cut a swath of bodies across the South-West. Starting out on gas stations and bars with side-kick Guy Darrow she graduated to bank hold-ups with Darrow's brother and, after bloodily springing him, her jailed husband. But there was never any doubt who was in charge. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Cigar Smoking Hellcat of the Roaring Thirties See more »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bonnie Parker Story: The Female Monster:  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Released on double-bill with "Machine Gun Kelly" See more »

Quotes

Bonnie Parker: I didn't lose my nerve; I know right where I left it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great action flick!
14 June 2000 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The Bonnie Parker story is very different from many other American International movies. It doesn't deal with monsters or spaceships, but with a tough gangster, Bonnie Parker. Bonnie is played very well by Dorothy Provine, who's absolutely smashing in this picture (for all 50s style fans: she's a very good reason for watching this movie!). The story may not be as truthful as "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), but there are many similarities between these two films. A difference is the fact they changed Clyde Barrow, Bonnie's partner, into Guy Darrow. I don't know why they did this, but it may very well be AIP wasn't allowed to use the real name, as has been the case with many classic true stories made in those days. Considering the low budget they had for making this movie, it's very well done. Some people complain about the 50s style approach to the story and to the music, but it didn't bother me at all. If you like the 50s style B-movies, you'll love this one!


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Guy Darrow? david-879
Discuss The Bonnie Parker Story (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?