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Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960)

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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Arthur Dunlop (as Tristam Coffin)
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Lou
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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)
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Lloyd (as Roye Baker)
Eric Morris ...
Fred
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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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Bullet-blistering story of America's No. 1 Female Gangster! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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3 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Die gnadenlosen Killer  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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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During the armored car robbery set in Depression era, 1950's cars can be spotted on the nearby freeway, and the getaway car passes a parking lot full of cars not sold for 25 years. See more »

Quotes

Lou, Kelly's Girl: [Ma grabs Lou's mink wrap, throws it on the ground and shoots it] Well why did you do that?!
Katherine Clark 'Ma' Barker: Thought I saw it move and I didn't want it to bite you.
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Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 10 (2007) See more »

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Little Joe Carew
by Ama Lou Barnes
Sung by Ginny Barry and Rex Holman (as Roye Baker)
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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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