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Wise asked the warden of San Quentin if he could witness an actual execution to help him with the realism of the event and promised him that his attendance there would never be used in conjunction with any publicity connected with the film.
I want a mask. I don't wanna' look at people. I don't wanna' see them staring at me.
San Quentin Matron: I have one. My sleep mask.
When Barbara's son is brought to the jail for a visit, and the presence of the news media upsets Barbara, she retreats to an interior area of the jail and pounds on the wall in frustration. The "brick" wall gives slightly as she throws her weight onto it.
Before the first images comes the disclaimer: "You are about to see a factual story. It is based on articles I wrote, other newspaper and magazine articles, court records, legal and private correspondence, investigative reports, personal interviews - and the letter of Barbara Graham." Edgar S. Montgomery - Pulitzer Prize winner. San Francisco Examiner.