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I Want to Live! (1958)

120 min - Crime, Drama - 18 November 1958
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Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police arresting them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.

Director:  Robert Wise
Writers:  Ed Montgomery
Stars:  Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel, Wesley Lau, Philip Coolidge, Bartlett Robinson, Gage Clarke, Joe De Santis, John Marley, Raymond Bailey, Gertrude Flynn, Russell Thorson, Dabbs Greer, Stafford Repp, Gavin MacLeod, Lou Krugman, James Philbrook, Alice Backes, Wendell Holmes, Gerry Mulligan, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Art Farmer, Frank Rosolino, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank, John George

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Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police arresting them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.



Tagline: Barbara Graham's Last Scream From Gas Chamber...

Genres: Crime, Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  18 November 1958

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, Figaro

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 00 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTRESS — Susan Hayward {“Barbara Graham”}  – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Lionel Lindon
DIRECTING — Robert Wise
FILM EDITING — William Hornbeck
SOUND — Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Sound Director
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz


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