|Susan Hayward||Barbara Graham|
|Simon Oakland||Edward S. ``Ed'' Montgomery|
|Theodore Bikel||Carl G.G. Palmberg|
|Wesley Lau||Henry L. Graham|
|Philip Coolidge||Emmett Perkins|
|James Philbrook||Bruce King|
|Joe De Santis||Al Matthews|
This film tells the riveting true story of brazen bad girl Barbara Graham (Susan Hayward, in an Academy Award-winning performance), a perpetual offender who tries to go straight but is sent to death row after being implicated in a murder. When journalist Ed Montgomery, whose initial newspaper articles on Barbara's crime played up her recklessness, becomes convinced that she may be innocent, he begins a desperate campaign to save her from the gas chamber.