Bloody Mama

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Bloody Mama
Bloody Mama-Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Roger Corman
Release Date 1970
Studio American International Picture
Distributor American International Picture
Main Cast
Character Actor
Kate "Ma" Barker Shelley Winters
Herman Barker Don Stroud
Fred Barker Robert Walden
Lloyd Barker Robert De Niro
Arthur Barker Clint Kimbrough
Mona Gibson Diane Varsi
Kevin Dirkman Bruce Dern


Bloody Mama is a 1970 gangster film directed by Roger Corman that was very loosely based on the true story of Ma Barker and her sons. The film's success as well as the success of similarly-themes such as Bonnie and Clyde would inspire Corman to produce several more gangster films over the following decade including Boxcar Bertha, Big Bad Mama and Capone.



The following weapons were used in the film Bloody Mama:

Contents


Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolvers are used by most of Barkers. Mona Gibson (Diane Varsi) carries an M&P revolver in one scene.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
A close view at Fred Barker's (Robert Walden) revolver during Barker's first robbery.
Herman Barker (Don Stroud) holds an M&P revolver in the same scene. Next to him is Lloyd Barker (Robert De Niro) with a double barreled shotgun.
Lloyd Barker holds a S&W revolver during the bank robbery.
Ma Barker (Shelley Winters) with a S&W revolver.
Mona fires S&W revolver at pursuing FBI car. In this scene her revolver switches from M&P to S&W Model 10HB and back again.
Arthur with Colt Official Police and Smith & Wesson revolvers in the final scene.

Smith & Wesson Model 10HB

In the final scene several police officers carry Smith & Wesson Model 10HB revolvers. Mona Gibson (Diane Varsi) carries an Model 10HB revolver in one scene.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special
Mona fires Herman's Star Model B pistol at pursuing FBI car, holding a Smith & Wesson Model 10HB revolver in other hand. In this scene her revolver switches from M&P to S&W Model 10HB and back again.
Two police officers fire Model 10 HB revolvers. An FBI agent next to them is armed with a Colt Official Police.

Smith & Wesson Model 27

In the final scene one of police officers is briefly seen with a revolver that has target sights and shrouded ejector rod. It is supposed to be a Smith & Wesson Model 27 but not for sure.

Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
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Colt Official Police

Colt Official Police revolver is used by Arthur Barker (Clint Kimbrough) in the bank robbery scene. In the final scene Arthur fires Colt revolver akimbo with Smith & Wesson Military & Police.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Arthur Barker holds his revolver during the bank robbery.
A little blurry view of Arthur's revolver. A typical Colt cylinder release can be seen.
Masked Arthur holds his revolver.
Arthur fires in the final scene.
Arthur with Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers.
An FBI agent at the background is armed with a Colt Official Police. Next to him two police officers fire Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB revolvers.

Unidentified snub nose revolvers

A snub nose revolver is very blurry seen in Herman Barker's (Don Stroud) hand during the robbery on the fair.

Herman fires his revolver at a man who tries to hold him.

A snub nose revolver is a personal weapon of the chief FBI agent in the final scene.

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The FBI agent holds his revolver.
He is seen behind two other agents.
One more view at the revolver.

Pistols

Star Model B

An M1911A1-style pistol is a personal weapon of Herman Barker (Don Stroud). In one scene he gives it to Mona Gibson (Diane Varsi). This pistol isn't seen clear enough to identify for sure if it is a genuine M1911A1 or Star Model B but the shape of the grip better matches the Star pistol.

Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9x19mm
Herman gives his pistol to Mona.
Mona fires at pursuing FBI car, holding a Smith & Wesson Model 10HB revolver in other hand.
Herman with his pistol.
A close view at Herman's pistol Note the shape of the grip that looks Star-ish.
Herman with M1928 Thompson and an pistol in shoulder holster.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

A Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket is a personal weapon of Ma Barker (Shelley Winters).

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket - .25 ACP
Ma Barker cleans her pistol.
Ma Barker with her pistol.
Masked Ma Barker with pistol in hand.
A muzzle can be seen.

Submachine Guns

M1928 Thompson

M1928 Thompson SMGs with drum magazines are used by Ma Barker (Shelley Winters) and Herman Barker (Don Stroud) in several scenes. In the final scene FBI agents also use Thompsons.

M1928 "Tommy Gun" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Ma Barker with "Tommy Gun" during the bank robbery.
Masked Herman with Thompson.
Herman uses Thompson as a hunting weapon during the hunt for alligator in Florida.
Herman with Thompson and a Colt M1911A1 in shoulder holster.
Herman fires his SMG in the final scene.
An FBI agent fires Thompson.
Ma Barker with Thompson in the final scene.
Herman loads his weapon.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

A double barreled shotgun is used by Lloyd Barker (Robert De Niro) during Barker's first robbery. In the final scene Fred Barker (Robert Walden) fires a double barreled shotgun.

Lloyd Barker aims his shotgun at the background.
Lloyd Barker with a shotgun. Next to him Herman Barker (Don Stroud) holds a Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver.
Fred Barker fires a shotgun in the final scene.
Frightened Fred Barker with a shotgun and a revolver in holster.
Fred aims his shotgun.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1892

In the final scene Winchester Model 1892 rifles are used by Kevin Dirkman (Bruce Dern) and by FBI agents.

Winchester 1892 - .38-40
Two FBI agents aim their rifles.
Kevin Dirkman fires his rifle. Next to him Fred Barker (Robert Walden) fires a double barreled shotgun.
An FBI agent with Winchester.
A police officer with Winchester.

Other weapons

Federal M201-Z

A Federal M201-Z gas grenade launcher is used by an FBI agent in the final scene.

Federal M201-Z - 37mm
An FBI agent with a gas grenade launcher.
He fires...
...and reloads.



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