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.
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
The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1961 by the BBFC and has yet to receive a release. See more »
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 »
[Standing over Ma Baker's dead body]
If you didn't know the old witch, you'd swear she was just somebody's sweet old grandmother.
Yeah, like the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood.
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A major disappointment. As the apocryphal prize-winning cook and master criminal, Laurene Tuttle (who later the same year had a hilarious cameo as Sheriff Chambers' wife in 'Psycho') could really have shone as Ma Barker if she'd been backed by a halfway decent script & production; but this drab-looking quickie bogs down in endless talk and poorly executed action.
The high spot is probably the eye-watering scene in which Byron Foulger plays a plastic surgeon too drunk to properly handle a scalpel.
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