Bonnie and Clyde ()

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Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 30 nominations.
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Clyde Barrow
Bonnie Parker
C.W. Moss
Buck Barrow
Frank Hamer
Ivan Moss
Evans Evans ...
Velma Davis
Eugene Grizzard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martha Adcock ...
Bank Customer (uncredited)
Harry Appling ...
Bonnie's Uncle (uncredited)
Policeman (uncredited)
Mabel Cavitt ...
Bonnie's Mother (uncredited)
Bank Teller (uncredited)
Frances Fisher ...
Bonnie's Aunt (uncredited)
Sadie French ...
Bank Customer (uncredited)
Garry Goodgion ...
Billy (uncredited)
Deputy (uncredited)
Russ Marker ...
Bank Guard (uncredited)
Sheriff Smoot (uncredited)
Ken Miller ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Ann Palmer ...
Bonnie's Sister (uncredited)
Steven Scarbrough ...
Bonnies Nephew at Picnic (uncredited)
Stuart Spates ...
Boy at Bank (uncredited)
James Stiver ...
Grocery Store Owner (uncredited)
Ada Waugh ...
Bonnie's Aunt (uncredited)

Directed by

Arthur Penn

Written by

David Newman ... (written by) &
Robert Benton ... (written by)
Robert Towne ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

Warren Beatty ... producer

Music by

Charles Strouse

Cinematography by

Burnett Guffey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Dede Allen

Art Direction by

Dean Tavoularis

Set Decoration by

Raymond Paul

Costume Design by

Theadora Van Runkle ... (costumes designed by) (as Theadora van Runkle)

Makeup Department

Robert Jiras ... makeup creator
Gladys Witten ... hair stylist

Production Management

Russell Saunders ... production manager (as Russ Saunders)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Jack N. Reddish ... assistant director

Art Department

Frank L. Brown ... set dresser (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Stuart Spates ... intern (uncredited)

Sound Department

James R. Alexander ... boom operator
Francis E. Stahl ... sound
Hal Barns ... sound editor (uncredited)
William Howard ... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert J. Miller ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bill Phillips ... sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Rivol ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ed Scheid ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Danny Lee ... special effects
Pat Patterson ... special effects crew (uncredited)


Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice ... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunts (uncredited)
Lucky Mosley ... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya ... stunt double: Warren Beatty (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Mary Statler ... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Bill Krattiger ... electrician
Richard Doran ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Norma Brown ... wardrobe: women
Andy Matyasi ... wardrobe: men
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

Alan Hawkshaw ... musician: "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... scoring mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

John Dutton ... script supervisor
Crayton Smith ... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Donald P. Desmond ... driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

Elaine Michea ... assistant to producer
Robert Towne ... special consultant
Morgan Fairchild ... double: Faye Dunaway (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer (uncredited)
Stephen Frankfurt ... Title Designer (uncredited)
Gerald B. Greenberg ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Joe Hyams ... studio publicity director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympathetic to his goals. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has obstacles. They decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don't plan on hurting anyone or killing despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde's older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck's nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher's daughter. The gang's life changes after the first fatal shot is fired. After that, their willingness to shoot to kill increases to protect themselves and their livelihood. Their notoriety precedes them, so much so that no matter what one's opinion is of them, most want to have some association to the Barrow gang, to help them, to be spoken in the same breath as them, or to capture and or kill them. Of the many people they encounter in their crime spree, the one who may have the most profound effect on their lives is Texas Ranger, Frank Hamer, who seeks retribution. Written by Huggo

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Taglines "The strangest damned gang you ever heard of. They're young. They're in love. They rob banks." See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bonnie and Clyde... Were Killers! (United Kingdom)
  • Bonnie et Clyde (France)
  • Bonnie und Clyde (Germany)
  • Bonnie y Clyde (Spain)
  • Bonnie och Clyde (Sweden)
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  • 111 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia When Warren Beatty was on-board as producer only, his sister Shirley MacLaine was a strong possibility to play Bonnie. But when Beatty decided to play Clyde himself, for obvious reasons he decided not to use MacLaine. See more »
Goofs The film portrays Texas Ranger Frank Hamer as a vengeful bungler who had been captured, humiliated, and released by Bonnie and Clyde. In reality, Hamer was already a legendary Texas Ranger when he was coaxed out of semi-retirement to hunt down the duo, and never met either of them until the moment he and his posse successfully ambushed and killed them near Gibsland, Louisiana in 1934. In 1968, Hamer's widow and son sued the movie producers for defamation of character over his portrayal and were awarded an out of court settlement in 1971. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968). See more »
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Quotes Bonnie Parker: [reading her poem] You've heard the story of Jesse James / Of how he lived and died / If you're still in need / Of something to read / Here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde. / Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang / I'm sure you all have read / How they rob and steal / And those who squeal / Are usually found dyin' or dead. / They call them cold-hearted killers / They say they are heartless and mean / But I say this with pride / That I once knew Clyde / When he was honest and upright and clean. / But the laws fooled around / Kept takin' him down / And lockin' him up in a cell / Till he said to me: "I'll never be free / So I'll meet a few of them in Hell." / If a policeman is killed in Dallas / And they have no clue to guide / If they can't find a fiend / They just wipe their slate clean / And hang it on Bonnie and Clyde / If they try to act like citizens / And rent them a nice little flat / About the third night / They're invited to fight / By a sub-guns' rat-a-tat-tat. / Some day, they'll go down together / They'll bury them side by side / To a few, it'll be grief / To the law, a relief / But it's death for Bonnie and Clyde.
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