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. Written by
Will she come out a woman or a wildcat?
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Did You Know?
Screen Director's Playhouse
broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 2, 1951 with Eleanor Parker
reprising her film role. See more
When Marie Allen announces that her kitten has died, the cat opens its mouth. See more
She's a real lady, Georgia, only she married some guy who likes spendin' other people's dough, so he got her to write a bunch of bouncers. I got news for ya. Georgia gives this place class.
She ain't the only one. I had two real mink coats and a closetful of black lace nighties and a shelf full of real French perfumes that my girls lifted right out of one of the swankiest stores in town.
Don't rub it in. All I had was a different pair of shoes for every night.