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I Want to Live! (1958)

Susan Hayward as "Barbara Graham"

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.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959) Nominated Foreign Actress
Academy Award (1958) Won Best Actress
Golden Globe (1958) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama


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