Bloody Mama



Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker (Shelley Winters) grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman (Don Stroud), who still shares a bed with Ma; Fred (Robert Walden), an ex-con who fell in love with a fellow prisoner; and Lloyd (Robert De Niro), who gets high on whatever's handy. Together they form a deadly, bizarre family of Depression-era bandits.

  1. Robert Thom

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Don Peters


  3. Roger Corman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Shelley Winters

    Shelley Winters

    'Ma' Kate Barker

  2. Bruce Dern

    Bruce Dern

    Kevin Dirkman

  3. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    Lloyd Barker

  4. Pat Hingle

    Pat Hingle

    Sam Adams Pendlebury

  5. Don Stroud

    Don Stroud

    Herman Barker

Full Cast & Crew

Bloody Mama
Bloody Mama


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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 24, 1970


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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