I Want to Live!

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This film tells the riveting true story of brazen bad girl Barbara Graham (Susan Hayward, in an Academy Award-winning performance), a perpetual offender who tries to go straight but is sent to death row after being implicated in a murder. When journalist Ed Montgomery (Simon Oakland), whose initial newspaper articles on Barbara's crime played up her recklessness, becomes convinced that she may be innocent, he begins a desperate campaign to save her from the gas chamber.

Release details

Release date: Tuesday November 18 1958
Duration: 120 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Wise
Screenwriter: Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz
Cast: Susan Hayward
Simon Oakland
Virginia Vincent
Theodore Bikel
Wesley Lau
John Marley
Dabbs Greer
Gavin MacLeod