Gertrude Smith aka Treacherous Trudy from ‘The Harder They Fall’ is a real person, she is trending on the internet recently after the movie ‘The Harder They Fall’ hit the screens and Netflix recently.
‘The Harder They Fall’ revolves around the story of an outlaw who discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge. The 2 hours and 19 minutes running movie has acquired 6.5 out of 10 on IMDB.
In this article, we will discover if the character Trudy Smith portrayed by Regina King in the movie is real or not and take a closer look at everything we know about the smith.
Who Is Gertrude Smith From The Harder They Fall?
Gertrude Smith from The Harder They Fall was a real person.
However, much about Smith was not documented and there is not much information available on the web as of now.
She was a pickpocket from the wild west and would partner up with a girl named Dolly Mickey and perform their daily work of picking pockets and stealing from people according to HITC.
King revealed to Variety, there may be only one image available of Smith on the internet and most of her personal information is not available as it was not documented well during her lifetime.
Is Treacherous Trudy Real Person And True Story?
Undoubtedly Treacherous Trudy aka Gertrude Smith was a real person from the wild west.
She spent her life as a pickpocket and thief by partnering with another girl named Dolly Mickey but much about her personal life is not known on the web.
Although, Smith was a real person the lack of information about her personal life has led the writers and directors of The Harder They Fall to improvise her character for the movie.
Despite the story being based on the true story of Smith, there is a number of things that have been changed and added to give more life to her character for the movie.
According to Pop Sugar, most of the story behind Trudy Smith has been fictionalized as there is very little to know about her. Her name was kept original and the base of the story was real.
Actress King who has portrayed the role of Smith said, “it was never his idea to make everyone exactly what people may have read or researched . . . This is more of an extrapolation of people that are real, which I think makes it more stylized, more fun.”
HITC also emphasizes that Trudy was given more of a dramatic back story to fuel her change into an outlaw.