Thomasine And Bushrod (1974, U.S.A.)

Studio: Sony/ Columbia/ TriStar


Running time: 95 minutes

Available Format: 16mm, DVD

Gordon Parks, Jr. directs this western-romance with a twist.  It’s often compared to Bonnie and Clyde, whose fresh take on the genre was written and produced by, and starred Max Julien (Cleopatra Jones).

Vonetta McGee (Blacula) plays a female bounty hunter who resumes an old romance with bandit Bushrod (Julien). Hounded by Sheriff Bogardie (George Murdock), the pair proceed on a spree of bank robberies, sharing their loot with the poor living on the harsh frontier.  Bushrod’s old buddy, Jomo, turns up just when they need him most, and the trio plan their next heist together.