I Want to Live!

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I Want to Live! Review


You know the end of The Player? When Julia Roberts sits in the gas chamber and Bruce Willis rushes in to save her? Altman is making fun of I Want to Live!, in part at least, a film in which Susan Hayward overacts so superbly en route to execution that they couldn't help but give her an Oscar. Hayward is, in reality, nothing short of a ridiculous ham in this movie, which makes it perfect for anyone who wants their TV to shrilly scream at them for two hours. Based on the grim true story of Barbara Graham, executed at San Quentin in 1953.


I Want to Live!

Facts and Figures

Run time: 120 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 18th November 1958

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 11

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

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Starring: as Barbara Graham, as Edward S. 'Ed' Montgomery, as Peg, as Carl G.G. Palmberg, as Henry L. Graham, Philip Coolidge as Emmett Perkins, Lou Krugman as John R. 'Jack' Santo, James Philbrook as Bruce King, as District Attorney Milton, Gage Clarke as Attorney Richard G. Tibrow, Joe De Santis as Al Matthews, as Father Devers, Raymond Bailey as San Quentin Warden, Alice Backes as Barbara, San Quentin Nurse, Gertrude Flynn as San Quentin Matron, Russell Thorson as San Quentin Sgt., as San Quentin Capt., Stafford Repp as Police Sgt., as Police Lt., as Detective, Gerry Mulligan as Jazz Combo Member, Shelly Manne as Jazz Combo Member, Red Mitchell as Jazz Combo Member, Art Farmer as Jazz Combo Member, Frank Rosolino as Jazz Combo Member, Pete Jolly as Jazz Combo Member, Bud Shank as Jazz Combo Member

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