Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Poster


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  • Small-time bank robber Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty), recently out of prison, meets bored West Dallas waitress Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway), and the two of them, along with Clyde's brother Buck (Gene Hackman), Buck's wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and not-so-bright gas station attendant Clarence "CW" Moss (Michael J. Pollard), embark on a legendary crime spree, robbing banks all over the Midwest during the Depression era (early 1930s), all the while pursued by Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Denver Pyle). Edit

  • Bonnie and Clyde was based on a screenplay co-written primarily by American screenwriters-directors David Newman and Robert Benton, with script doctor Robert Towne and principal actor Warren Beatty receiving uncredited contributions. Edit

  • Eugene (Gene Wilder) had just let it slip that he was an undertaker. Apparently, Bonnie didn't want to be reminded of her own mortality and the fact that an undertaker's office is where she and Clyde were eventually, maybe soon, going to end up, so she had Clyde kick Eugene and his girlfriend Velma (Evans Evans) out of the car. Another possibility, as evidenced by the next scene in which Bonnie is emphatic about seeing her mother again, is that she realizes that her mother is getting older and, like her, is headed for the undertaker. It's also been suggested that this scene introduces the notion that Bonnie isn't entirely happy with her life as a bank robber, which explains why she began writing poetry and why she wanted to have a picnic with her family. Edit

  • Yes, but not immediately. This was confirmed by his sister Marie in an A&E interview that originally aired in 1994. She claimed that Buck was shot through the head—in one temple and out the other—during the shootout at the tourist cabins in Platte City, Missouri. He was further wounded in the back during another shootout four days later in a field near Dexter, Iowa. He died of his injuries at Kings Daughters Hospital in Perry, Iowa five days after his capture on 29 July, 1933. Edit

  • After recuperating from their gunshot wounds at the home of C.W. Moss' father Malcolm (Dub Taylor) (Note: in the credits, he is referred to as Ivan), Bonnie, Clyde, and CW go into town. When Bonnie and Clyde are ready to drive home, CW is nowhere to be found, having been warned by his father that he made a deal with Hamer. Clyde notices a police car pulling up beside his car and signals to "Gladys Jean" that it's time to go home. They drive off together, while CW watches, believing that they have outwitted the police yet again. As Clyde and Bonnie head back to Malcolm's house, they encounter him on the side of the road changing the tire on his truck. They stop to help, but Malcolm suddenly dives under his truck and Clyde notices a bunch of birds scattering from a tree. Clyde realizes it's an ambush, but it's too late. He and Bonnie are mercilessly machine-gunned down. In the final scene, Hamer and his deputies come out from the bushes and view their handiwork. Edit

  • They were shot down on 23 May, 1934. Bonnie is buried at the new Crown Hill Cemetery in Dallas. Clyde is buried in Western Heights Cemetery in Dallas. Edit



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