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I Want To Live!

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  I Want To Live! Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
7.10 /10
Susan Hayward , Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent
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Directed by: Robert Wise
Written by: Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz

Released: 1958
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 120

A female criminal (Susan Hayward, pictured) awaits execution.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Important film of its day, similar in purpose to the Nineties success Dead Man Walking. There is no attempt to whitewash Hayward’s character, which makes her character seem more human, and her destruction harder to bear. Hayward’s performance was judged worthy of an Oscar, but seems more than a trifle hokey today.

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