- Director: John Cromwell
- Writer: Virginia Kellogg
- Producer: Jerry Wald
Vintage prison drama - that has been, woefully, overlooked.
It received Oscar nominations - and explored territory that was considered a no-go-area for the time.
Rediscover this impressive film - you won't be disappointed.
Frightened 19-year-old Marie Allen gets sent to an Illinois penitentiary for being an accomplice in an armed robbery. A sympathetic prison head tries to help, but her efforts are subverted by cruel matron Evelyn Harper. Marie's harsh experiences turn her from doe-eyed innocent to hard-nosed con.