- Director: Robert Wise
- Writer: Nelson Gidding; Don Mankiewicz
- Producer: Walter Wanger
An over-acted melodrama and, Susan Hayward won the Oscar for it.
Wise does noir - and does it well.
For its time - an extraordinary film.
Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police to arrest them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.