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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CONTAINS SPOILERS Originally released in 1961 as Five Minutes to Live, this low-budget crime drama was later re-released as Door-to-Door Maniac. Fred narrates the film in flashback, ... See full summary »
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 »
During the armored car robbery set in Depression era, 1950's cars can be spotted on the nearby freeway, and the getaway car passes a parking lot full of cars not sold for 25 years. See more »
Machine Gun Kelly:
Look friend, no one puts the rush on Machine Gun Kelly's girl.
Katherine Clark 'Ma' Barker:
Now, now, Kelly. You want to shoot it out with Johnny Dillinger you better go outside. Don't you go messin' around on my new furniture.
[Dillinger laughs at Kelly's shocked face]
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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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