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97 Ratings

I Want to Live!

Directed by Robert Wise
United States, 1958
Biography, Drama, Crime


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. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police to arrest them.

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I Want to Live! Directed by Robert Wise

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1959 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1959 | 5 nominations including: Best Director

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

1959 | Winner: Best Actress

BAFTA Awards

1960 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actress

Directors Guild of America

1959 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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