Susan Hayward's Best Actress Oscar-winning turn highlights this powerful true crime drama based on the story of Barbara Graham, a '50s California petty thief and prostitute. At first attempting to go straight for her child's sake, Graham returns to a life of crime, is (in the film, wrongfully) convicted of murder, and is sentenced to the gas chamber. With Theodore Bikel, Simon Oakland, and Virginia Vincent; directed by Robert Wise. 121 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.