"It was after seeing Bonnie and Clyde"
Bonnie and Clyde, c.1933
Public DomainBonnie and Clyde, c.1933 - Credit: Barrow Gang

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were notorious outlaws from Texas who operated across the Central United States during the early 1930s. Their gang robbed about a dozen banks and were said to have killed nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. The couple were finally ambushed and killed by law officers in Louisiana.

The movie Bonnie and Clyde was an important cinematic milestone in the 1960s because the violent final scene helped end the Hays Code of censorship guidelines; the movie also helped shape the image of the anti-hero. The final scene from the movie, which Jimmy Cross describes, can be contrasted with this clip of footage from the actual location where Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were killed:



Bonnie And Clyde [1967] [DVD]