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Bloody Mama Details


Shelley Winters, who once played the spoofish "Ma Parker" on Shelley Winters, brings the same larger-than-life approach to her portrayal of real-life Ma Barker in Bloody Mama. Presiding over her outlaw gang, consisting mainly of her goonish sons, Ma goes on a Depression-era rampage of bank robbery, murder and kidnapping. Obviously filmed in a hurry-watch as the Barker mob drives past modern shopping centers-- Bloody Mama strives for an entertaingly sleazy aura, especially when dealing with the incestuous subtext of Ma's relationship with her boys. And look who plays the Barker brood: Clint Kimbrough, Robert Walden and Robert De Niro! Bloody Mama was scripted by Robert Thom, whose previous collaboration with producer Roger Corman was the cult classic Roger Corman (former 1950s ingenue Diane Varsi appears in both films). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Shelley Winters
as Kate (Ma) Barker
Pat Hingle
as Sam Adams Pendlebury
Don Stroud
as Herman Barker
Diane Varsi
as Mona Gibson
Bruce Dern
as Kevin Kirkman
Clint Kimbrough
as Arthur Barker
Robert De Niro
as Lloyd Barker
Robert Walden
as Fred Barker
Alex Nicol
as George Barker
Pamela Dunlap
as Rembrandt
Michael Fox
as Dr. Roth
Scatman Crothers
as Moses


Roger Corman
Roger Corman
Robert Thom
Screen Story
Robert Thom
John A. Alonzo
Don Randi
Composer (Music Score)
Guy Hemric
Composer (Music Score)
Eve Newman
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Executive Producer
James H. Nicholson
Executive Producer
Thomas Costich
Costume Designer
Gary Grillo
First Assistant Director