BIG BAD MAMA (1974)

Angie Dickinson essays the title role in Big Bad Mama. This Depression-era crime caper casts the future star of Police Woman as sexy Ma Barker type Wilma McClatchie, who forces her nubile daughters (Susan Sennett, Robbie Lee) into participating in a robbery/kidnapping/murder spree. Wilma seems to be as motivated by the erotic thrill of lawbreaking as she is by the financial gains. She evens hops in the sack with her daughters, as does her common-law husband, played by William Shatner. A sequel appeared in 1987. Angie Dickinson did all her own stunts firing a machine gun. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead performed most of the guitar and banjo music in the movie. Shot in 20 days. The vintage automobiles were loaned from an antique car collectors club Dick Miller, who played treasury agent Bonney in the film, was also the voiceover for the film’s trailer.

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