The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Dorothy Provine gives her all to the title role in The Bonnie Parker Story. Billed in the picture's ad campaign as "the cigar-smoking she-devil of the thirties", the tommy-gun wielding Bonnie cuts quite a swath across the South after her husband (Richard Bakalyan) is sent to jail for life . Teaming up with a young bucko named Guy--not Clyde!--Barrow (Jack Hogan), Bonnie robs banks, kills people, and broods about the pointlessness of her existence. Put as charitably as possible, this isn't Bonnie and Clyde, not by a long shot. The Bonnie Parker Story was originally released on a double bill with Machine Gun Kelly.

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outlaw [Western], robbery, bank-robbery, criminal, fugitive, investigation, killing, life, portrait, prison, ruthlessness, Southwest, waiter, weapons