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Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960)

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Ma Barker and her four sons terrorize the 1930s South and Midwest with a string of kidnappings, robberies and murders, and even get to work with such famous criminals as John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

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Tristram Coffin ...
Arthur Dunlop (as Tristam Coffin)
Paul Dubov ...
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Myrna Dell ...
Lou
Victor Lundin ...
Machine Gun Kelly (as Vic Lundin)
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Herman as a Boy
Gary Ammann ...
Doc as a Boy
Donald Towers ...
Lloyd as a Boy
Michael Smith ...
Fred as a Boy
Don Spruance ...
Herman (as Donald Spruance)
Ron Foster ...
Doc (as Ronald Foster)
Rex Holman ...
Lloyd (as Roye Baker)
Eric Morris ...
Fred
Byron Foulger ...
Dr. Guelffe
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From dust-bowl days in Oklahoma to an opulent Florida hideout under siege, Ma Barker (Lurene Tuttle of "Psycho"), leads her sons astray while maintaining a consultation sideline for the likes of John Dillinger, Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis, Baby Face Nelson and Machine Gun Kelly. Written by alfiehitchie

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3 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Die gnadenlosen Killer  »

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The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1961 by the BBFC and has yet to receive a release. See more »

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Although set in the mid-1930s, one of the cars parked on the street in front of a bank that is to be robbed is a 1955 Chevy. See more »

Quotes

Katherine Clark 'Ma' Barker: Don't you go tryin to deny it. I told Al and the boys if you shot off your bourbon mouth at that bar and got us in dutch I was going to finish you. I was going to do something about it! Now finish your pie.
George Barker: Oh..now Ma
[nervous laughter]
George Barker: , you wouldn't do anything...foolish. Not to me...why after all, I'm your...I'm your husband!
Katherine Clark 'Ma' Barker: I'm just about to divorce you, the quick way.
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Lurene Tuttle Kicks Butt!
4 August 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

This film is a fairly inaccurate representation of Ma Barker, but is great fun with some very strange scenes. The slapping of the one son is a crack-up. Lurene Tuttle (Sheriff Chambers' sweet wife in PSYCHO) is incredibly vicious and driven as the matriarch of this ignorant brood of miscreants.

A 5 out of 10. Best performance = Lurene Tuttle. A lot of these cheapo exploitation flicks of the 50's and 60's are loaded with strange performances and interesting cinematography. This is available on cheap DVD and well worth a look. I waited years to find this one. Give it a shot!


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