"I WANT TO LIVE!" United Artists 1958
Directed by Robert Wise
Starring: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virgina Vincent, Theodore Bikel.
True story of convicted murderess Barbara Graham. WHo was the first female to be excuted in the California's gas-chamber in 1955. Long over-due Oscar for Miss Hayward, writes Bosley Crowther of the New York Times, "Susan Hayward has done some vivid acting in a number of sordid roles that have called for professional simulation of personal ordeals of the most upsetting sort. But she's never done anything so vivid or so shattering to an adudience's nerves as she does in Walter Wanger's sensational new drama, I Want To Live!"
Ray.. thanks for the alert..I usually watch IWTL about once a year.. it's about all I can take of it.
It's a remarkable film and Susan is outstanding in it.. she is so good that it's hard for me to handle. That gas chamber scene is very tough to view.....Ginger