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Bonnie and Clyde Scene 21

Scene 21

Scene 21

  • The Barrow Gang robs a bank, more confident than ever before.
  • Seeing a farmer waiting for a teller, Clyde asks him if the money is his hand is his or the bank's. The farmer says it is his, and, since it is, Clyde lets him keep it.
  • As usual, they escape—the crowd outside the bank shouts "The Barrow Gang!" and a little kid's voice chants, "Bonnie and Clyde! Bonnie and Clyde!"
  • A car chase ensues, set to twangy banjo music. It makes the car chase look hilarious.
  • This time the chase is intercut with scenes of law enforcement officers giving reporters great copy, and one scene of the farmer from the bank telling reporters, "I'm bringin' a mess of flowers to their funeral."
  • Two cop cars chase the Barrow Gang. A lot of shots are fired, but no one seems to get hurt—even when one cop car rolls over.
  • Inside the getaway car, everyone's laughing uproariously. Even Blanche looks chill.
  • Finally, the Barrow Gang makes it Oklahoma border and the police decide to turn back.