About the Show
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Documentary. 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 John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson. Though newsreels portrayed them as the underworld's dark prince and princess of crime, in reality the pair had little in common with their glamorous media images.