I Want to Live! Poster

Release Date: September 11th, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel, Wesley Lau, Philip Coolidge, James Philbrook, Joe De Santis

Director: Robert Wise

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Figaro Films

Keywords: 1950s, Emotional, Los Angeles, Murder, Tense, Cheeky, Fall


Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actress
Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)