with their gang during the Great Depression
. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "public enemy era
" between 1931 and 1934. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow in fact preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations.
We rob banks!
[to Buck and Clyde] Why don't y'all go back to your own cabin, if you want to play with C.W.
I don't think he's lost. I think the bank's been offerin' extra reward money for us. I think Frank just figured on some easy pickin's, didn't ya Frank? You're no Texas Ranger. You're hardly doin' your job. You ought to be home protectin' the rights of poor folk, not out chasin' after us!
This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.
[to Bonnie, on her poem] You know what you done there? You told my story, you told my whole story right there, right there. One time, I told you I was gonna make you somebody. That's what you done for me. You made me somebody they're gonna remember.
Hell, you might just be the best damn girl in Texas.