I Want to Live!

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I Want to Live! ★★★ 1958

Based on a scandalous true story, Hayward gives a riveting, Oscar-winning performance as a prostitute framed for the murder of an elderly woman and sentenced to death in the gas chamber. Producer Walter Wanger's seething indictment of capital punishment. 120m/B VHS, DVD . Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Theodore Bikel, Virginia Vincent, Wesley Lau; D: Robert Wise; W: Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz; C: Lionel Lindon; M: Johnny Mandel. Oscars ‘58: Actress (Hayward); Golden Globes ‘59: Actress—Drama (Hayward); N.Y. Film Critics ‘58: Actress (Hayward).