Bonnie and Clyde

About the Show

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were the most famous criminal couple in US history. During the height of the Great Depression, their gang evolved from petty thieves to nationally known bank robbers and murderers, joining the ranks of other gangsters of the era like so-called 'public enemies' John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson. Newsreels across the country flashed images of a pixyish Bonnie, handgun on her hip, and handsome Clyde, with his custom suits and Browning automatic rifles, turning them into the underworld's dark prince and princess of crime. In reality, Bonnie and Clyde grew up in the slums of West Dallas and had little in common with their glamorous media images. Their two-year crime spree ended when they were betrayed by a friend and shot dead at a police roadblock in Louisiana on 23 May 1934.