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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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she taught and trained her four sons to be criminals! See more »

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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: Are you offering any cash?
Machine Gun Kelly: Of course we are. Lou figured we'd pay about-
Lou, Kelly's Girl: [interrupts] Not one red cent!
Machine Gun Kelly: But honey you said 50 grand.
Lou, Kelly's Girl: That was before we found Ma alone.
Katherine Clark 'Ma' Barker: I never heard of such a thing! Trying to steal another mob's kidnap, why, it ain't honest!
Machine Gun Kelly: You're in no spot to refuse Ma.
Katherine Clark 'Ma' Barker: Do you want to gamble on that?
Machine Gun Kelly: Can you beat four of a kind?
Katherine Clark 'Ma' Barker: Depends on how big they are.
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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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Low budget schlock, but...
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree -- it was low budget schlock at its worst -- but I enjoyed it! I enjoyed seeing a Young Don Grady (of TV's My Three Sons fame) as one of the kids in the beginning of the film...Lurene Tuttle was quite 'campy' in her portrayal of 'Ma.' I only knew her from her days as the older nurse on the late 1960's TV series 'Julia' (starring Diahann Carroll).

I'll tell you how much I enjoyed this picture, I had gone to see a movie based on a Tony Award winning play earlier in the day, something that I had been looking forward to seeing, but I was thoroughly disenchanted and disgusted with it.

At least, with 'Ma', I did not expect HIGH expectations of it, but I enjoyed it!


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