images-1220px-I_Want_to_Live!I WANT TO LIVE (1958): 
This ‘courtroom’ drama is based on the real-life involving convicted murderess, Barbara Graham. Produced by Walter Wanger, and directed by Robert Wise (yes – the same Robert wWise who directed The Sound of Music), with a screenplay by Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz, based on newspaper articles by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ed Montgomery, and letter Barbara Graham. Whilst it would seem that the real Barbara Graham was actually guilty, nonetheless, the version follows its sources (Montgomery and Graham) that mounts an argument for Graham’s innocence and presents aimgres-4s passionate, opportunistic and reckless but also the victim of brutish masculine images-2manipulation. The soundtrack, featuring a jazz music score by Johnny Mandel, as well as Gerry Mulligan and his band, is excellent and was very popular when the film was released. It set a new standard and set exerted a considerable influence in regard…

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