I Want to Live! (1958)

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APPROVED | 120 min | Biography Crime Drama | English | 18 November 1958 (USA)

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I Want to Live!

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman.

Robert Wise
Nelson Gidding (screenplay) Don Mankiewicz (screenplay) Ed Montgomery (newspaper articles) Barbara Graham (letters)
Susan Hayward Simon Oakland Virginia Vincent Theodore Bikel
Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations.


Gage ClarkeGage Clarke

... Attorney Richard G. Tibrow

Shelly ManneShelly Manne

... Jazz Combo Member

Bartlett RobinsonBartlett Robinson

... District Attorney Milton

Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan

... Jazz Combo Member

Philip CoolidgePhilip Coolidge

... Emmett Perkins

Gertrude FlynnGertrude Flynn

... San Quentin Matron

Art FarmerArt Farmer

... Jazz Combo Member

Alice BackesAlice Backes

... Barbara, San Quentin Nurse

Theodore BikelTheodore Bikel

... Carl G.G. Palmberg

Dabbs GreerDabbs Greer

... San Quentin Capt.

Russell ThorsonRussell Thorson

... San Quentin Sgt.

Bud ShankBud Shank

... Jazz Combo Member

Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino

... Jazz Combo Member

Lou KrugmanLou Krugman

... John R. 'Jack' Santo

Joe De SantisJoe De Santis

... Al Matthews

Stafford ReppStafford Repp

... Police Sgt.

Simon OaklandSimon Oakland

... Edward S. 'Ed' Montgomery

James PhilbrookJames Philbrook

... Bruce King

Wesley LauWesley Lau

... Henry L. Graham

Virginia VincentVirginia Vincent

... Peg

Pete JollyPete Jolly

... Jazz Combo Member

John MarleyJohn Marley

... Father Devers

Gavin MacLeodGavin MacLeod

... Police Lt.