Barbara Graham: [before go to the gas chamber] Just this once, I wish it wasn't ladies first.
Barbara Graham: [Last lines. Barbara's letter to Ed Montgomery, voiceover] Dear Mr. Montgomery - There isn't much I can say with words. They always fail me when most needed. But please know that with all my heart, I appreciate all you've done for me. Sincerely, Barbara.
Prison Matron: You've done your time and you're getting out. So watch yourself. You're on probation for five years. Don't leave the San Francisco area or otherwise violate your probation in any way. Or you'll be back here quick enough.
Barbara Graham: Oh, no ma'am, I won't.
Prison Matron: I hope you mean it... You do have a choice. People have managed to be fairly happy by *not* getting into trouble. Get a job! Maybe get married!
Barbara Graham: I have been... occasionally.
Prison Matron: Your way doesn't seem to be going too well. Why don't you try the other?
Barbara Graham: Thanks. Maybe I will.
Edward S. 'Ed' Montgomery: It's Mrs. Graham's tough luck to be young, attractive, belligerent, immoral... and guilty as hell.
Judge: [reading Barbara's sentence after the trial] The defendant is remanded to the custody of the sheriff of Los Angeles County, to be delivered by him to the California Institution for Women at Corona. It is the judgment and sentence of this court that Barbara Graham suffer the extreme penalty, to wit, the death penalty, and that said penalty be inflicted within the walls of the state penitentiary at San Quentin, California, in a manner and means prescribed by law, to wit, the administration of lethal gas until said defendant is dead.
Corona Warden: [noticing that Barbara is wearing a negligee in her prison cell] I'm sorry, you can't wear that here.
Barbara Graham: Why not?
Corona Warden: It's too... provocative.
Barbara Graham: [Incredulous] Provocative? There's nothing but dames here! Not a man within miles!
Barbara Graham: [waving her hand across the bars of her prison cell] And I've got these for a chastity belt!
Barbara Graham: [continues] Oh, boy, would I love to have somebody to provoke!
Corona Warden: It's very foolish to make trouble on your first night, Barbara. I'd advise you to wear the nightgown we provided you.
Barbara Graham: Get your paws off me! I soil easy.