Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »
Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »
A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.
Olivia de Havilland,
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision to call the police. Living Condition: Bill's Story is an animated account of his decision to... See full summary »
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. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.Written by
The actor who played the Prison Captain of the Death House, Dabbs Greer, would go on to play the elderly version of Paul Edgecomb who was a retired Prison Captain of another prison Death House in the 1999 film The Green Mile. Tom Hanks played the younger version of that character. See more »
When Barbara wakes up screaming from a nightmare, a prison matron comes in shining a flashlight on her. In close-up, the light has a Fresnel-type lens, but in the next long shot, the flashlight has a clear lens. See more »
You've done your time and you're getting out. So watch yourself. You're on probation for five years. Don't leave the San Francisco area or otherwise violate your probation in any way. Or you'll be back here quick enough.
Oh, no ma'am, I won't.
I hope you mean it... You do have a choice. People have managed to be fairly happy by *not* getting into trouble. Get a job! Maybe get married!
I have been... occasionally.
Your way doesn't seem to be going too well. Why don't you try the other?
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Before the first images comes the disclaimer: "You are about to see a factual story. It is based on articles I wrote, other newspaper and magazine articles, court records, legal and private correspondence, investigative reports, personal interviews - and the letter of Barbara Graham." Edgar S. Montgomery - Pulitzer Prize winner. San Francisco Examiner. See more »
I can only assume people not liking this film are either really young or in denial of it's impact...possibly both. Hayward is one of the greats...especially at playing real people, as in I'll Cry Tomorrow and With A Song In My Heart. Long before women were allowing themselves to look and act like this on screen, Hayward was more than willing to. Her dt's scene in I'll Cry Tomorrow has only been done as well by Diana Ross in Lady Sings The Blues. The gas chamber scene in I Want To Live is still one of the most unnerving scenes ever. No one really knows if Barbara Graham was guilty or innocent. It is strange, however, that many people who were screaming for her death...at the end...were convinced she was innocent and had been railroaded by the courts.
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