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Thumbnail for I Want to Live! (1958) I Want to Live! (1958)

Basics Critics:83Viewers:72Rusty:77
Category: Bio/History, Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Crime Fiction, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Film noir, Crime Fiction, Biographical film, Prison film, Trial drama, DramaMain subject: capital punishmentNarrative location: CaliforniaRuntime: 120 - 121 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Robert WiseScreenwriter: Nelson Gidding, Don MankiewiczMusic: Johnny MandelCinematography: Lionel LindonStars: Susan Hayward, Virginia Vincent, Simon Oakland, Theodore Bikel, Wesley Lau, Phillip CoolidgeProducer: Walter WangerAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actress (Susan Hayward)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Lionel Lindon)
Academy Award for Best Director (Robert Wise)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (William Hornbeck)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

I Want to Live! is a 1958 film noir written by Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz, produced by Walter Wanger, and directed by Robert Wise, which tells the heavily fictionalized story of a woman, Barbara Graham, convicted of murder and facing execution. It stars Susan Hayward as Graham, and also features Simon Oakland, Stafford Repp, and Theodore Bikel. The movie was adapted from letters written by Graham and newspaper articles written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ed Montgomery. The film earned Hayward a Best Actress Oscar at the 31st Academy Awards.


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