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.
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Did You Know?
Eleanor Parker actually allowed her head to be shaved for the sake of reality in the scene where the two prison matrons, played brilliantly by Hope Emerson and Frances Morris, tie her up and shave her head. See more
When Marie Allen announces that her kitten has died, the cat opens its mouth. See more
I'll tell Evelyn.
Don't kid me, Harper's first name is filth.
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