Director: John Cromwell
Writers: Virginia Kellogg; Bernard C. Schoenfeld
Music by: Max Steiner
Producer: Jerry Wald
Keywords: Crime, Women in Prison
An innocent young woman, convicted as an accessory to robbery, is sent to a prison run by a sadistic matron. The absolute best exemplar of its genre. Nominated for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Writing Oscars.
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Review by dyinglikeflies (posted on 16-Sep-2007)
One of the first "women in prison" movies, it set the pattern: Innocent girl jailed because of a misunderstanding or a man who done her wrong, gets kicked around by her cell-mates and the guards and, soon enough, is a hardened babe ready to be set loose on the world as a real criminal. Movie is populated by very good actresses, so the weak plot is beside the point- it's great to watch these ladies at work.
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