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I Want to Live!

I Want to Live! is a 1958 film which tells the true story of a woman falsely accused of murder, who faces execution. It stars Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland[?], Virginia Vincent[?] and Theodore Bikel[?].

The movie was adapted by Nelson Gidding[?] and Don Mankiewicz[?] from articles written by Ed Montgomery[?] based on the letters written by the real prisoner, Barbara Graham[?]. It was directed by Robert Wise.

It won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Susan Hayward) and was nominated for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

I Want to Live! was remade for television in 1983. It was adapted by Gordon Cotler[?] from the original screenplay, and directed by David Lowell Rich[?]. It starred Lindsay Wagner[?], Martin Balsam[?], Pamela Reed[?], Harry Dean Stanton, Dana Elcar[?], Ellen Geer[?], Robert Ginty[?] and Barry Primus[?].



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