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Encyclopedia > I Want to Live!
I Want to Live!
Directed by Robert Wise
Produced by Claude Miller
Marcel Berbert
Written by Nelson Gidding
Don Mankiewicz
Starring Susan Hayward
Simon Oakland
Virginia Vincent
Theodore Bikel
Release date(s) November 18, 1958
Running time 120 min
Language English
IMDb profile

I Want to Live! is a 1958 film which tells the "true" story of a woman, Barbara Graham, accused of murder, who faces execution. It stars Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Stafford Repp, and Theodore Bikel. The movie was adapted from articles written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ed Montgomery based on letters written by Ms. Graham. It was produced by Walter Wanger and directed by Robert Wise. Image File history File links I_Want_To_Live_DVD_cover. ... // Headline text Director Robert Wise Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. ... Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Simon Oakland (28 August 1915 - 29 August 1983) began his career as a violinist (a vocation he would enjoy his entire career as an actor), and began acting in the late 1940s. ... Theodore Bikel. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barbara Graham (1923-1955) was an American criminal and murderess who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1955 along with two accomplices. ... Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Simon Oakland (28 August 1915 - 29 August 1983) began his career as a violinist (a vocation he would enjoy his entire career as an actor), and began acting in the late 1940s. ... Stafford Alois Repp (26 April 1918 - 5 November 1974) was a character actor best known for his role as Chief OHara on the Batman TV series. ... Theodore Bikel. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... Walter Wanger (July 11, 1894 - November 18, 1968) was an important American film producer. ... // Headline text Director Robert Wise Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. ...


It won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and nominated for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...


Despite the epilog at the end of the film by Ed Montgomery that the film was factual - largely portraying Graham as innocent - there was substantial evidence to the fact that she was complicit in the murder. Hayward herself told Robert Osborne her research led her to conclude that Graham was guilty. Robert Joline Osborne is an American actor and film historian best known for his work as the host of the Turner Classic Movies network since its inception in 1994. ...


Despite this, the film has endured as a little-known but well-loved classic, and earned actress Susan Hayward her first and only Oscar. The film is incredibly moving, and the last ten minutes have been described as "the most eloquent plea against the death penalty you will ever see."


I Want to Live! was remade for television in 1983. It starred Lindsay Wagner, Martin Balsam, Pamela Reed, Harry Dean Stanton, Dana Elcar, Ellen Geer, Robert Ginty and Barry Primus. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lindsay Wagner (born Lindsay Jean Ball on June 22, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Martin Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American actor. ... Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1949 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American actress. ... Harry Dean Stanton (born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky, USA) is an American actor. ... Dana Elcar Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927–June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor. ... Ellen Geer (Born 1941 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actress, professor, screenwriter, film director and theatre director. ... Robert Ginty (born August 14, 1948 in New York, New York) is an American movie actor and director. ... Barry Primus (born February 16, 1938 in New York City) is an American television and film actor. ...


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