- Original title
- Running Time
- 96 min.
- United States
- John Cromwell
- Virginia Kellogg, Bernard Schoenfeld (Novel: Virginia Kellogg)
- Max Steiner
- Carl Guthrie (B&W)
- Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson, Betty Garde, Jan Sterling, Lee Patrick, Olive Deering
- Production Co.
- Warner Bros. Pictures
Drama | Prison drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- Frightened 19-year-old Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) gets sent to an Illinois penitentiary for being an accomplice in an armed robbery. A sympathetic prison head (Agnes Moorehead) tries to help, but her efforts are subverted by cruel matron Evelyn Harper (Hope Emerson). Marie's harsh experiences turn her from doe-eyed innocent to hard-nosed con.
: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Actress (Eleanor Parker), Supporting Actress (Hope Emerson), Screenplay
: Venice: Best Actress (Eleanor Parker)
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