I Want to Live!

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Robert Wise
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
APPROVED
Year:
1958
120 min
17 Views

Come on.

Come on.

- I have to wait for Bonnie.

- She can catch up with you later.

Where? You wouldn't let us

find a place to stay.

We didn't bring you chicks in from Vegas

to go apartment hunting. Let's go.

Go, go, go. No one knows where,

but we gotta go.

Aaa-oh,

What is this? Get outta here.

- Where's the girl?

- What girl?

Come on out, duchess.

You heard me. I said come out.

What, may I ask, are you two gentlemen

doing in my room?

- No sale.

- Let's not make a federal case out of it.

Hear of the Mann Act? Transporting

a woman across a state line for immoral...

You drove the girl in

from out of state this afternoon.

Don't you think we check

on those things first with witnesses?

- Get your stuff. Let's go.

- Just a minute, copper.

Did you and your runny-nosed witnesses

check who was gonna pay for the room?

Me.

- So, there we are.

- You know what you'll be charged with?

Yeah, I know.

And it's a misdemeanour, no federal rap.

I've been there before.

- Come on.

- Get your paws off.

I soil easy.

Thanks, kid.

Don't lose this.

Life's a funny thing.

Compared to what?

Now hear this,

I wanna propose a toast to those two

grand little seagulls, Peg and Bonnie.

They made San Diego a port the men of

the USA Pompano will always remember.

- You goofed,

- Pay up, dogface. That'll be a sawbuck.

Where did you learn close-order drill?

in the WAC?

- No.

- The Waves?

- in Ventura.

- California's exclusive finishing school.

Very tough to get into, huh, Peg?

I always say there's nothing like a good

education to get ahead in the worid.

Joe,

I'd like to add a serious note.

Sit down. You're rocking the boat.

Here you are.

I was gonna yell "girl overboard".

- You can't hear yourself think in there.

- I got me a three-day pass starting Friday.

How about me and you

go down to Tijuana?

- Negative.

- Why not?

- I'm going on a weekend cruise.

- Yeah?

- How's about inviting me along?

- You wouldn't fit in.

I'm joining my mother and her friends

on a private yacht.

What are you handing me?

Your mother on a yacht?

My mother on a yacht,

Besides, you're too young.

For what?

Am I still too young?

Well...

Hello, young lovers, hello,

Don't you ever knock

before entering a balcony?

Guess who's here. Mac and Stewie.

- From Frisco?

- Mm-hm.

Forward march,

Bury yourself.

- We finally made the bucket.

- What happened?

Remember that delicatessen

we always wanted to knock over?

- We did.

- And they know we did.

- Can they prove it?

- They got a pretty fair case. A witness.

One witness, that's all?

No fingerprints, nothing like that?

- Not unless I left 'em on the pickles.

- So if we had an alibi...

if you'd say we were with you,

ten to one we'd beat the rap.

- Perjury's a felony.

- That's what I told them.

- There's three bills in it for you and Peg.

- And all your expenses in Frisco.

- I don't know.

- Bonnie, you never let your pals down.

Come on. What do you say?

OK, it's a deal.

- It'll be like old times. We'll have a ball.

- I can't go with this kick.

- Don't be like that. They're nice guys.

- Sure.

I guess I just haven't got your guts.

This is where I cut out.

You guys, there's a party going on.

Let's live it up,

That's my Bonnie,

Wine steward, Some liquor for my friends.

Bongos away, Go, go, go,

Come on, Joe. Put a head on it.

You've done your time,

you're getting out, so watch yourself.

You're on probation for five years.

Don't leave the San Francisco area

or violate your probation in any way

or you'll be back here quick enough.

- No, ma'am, I won't.

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Nelson Gidding

Nelson Roosevelt Gidding (September 15, 1919 – May 1, 2004) was an American screenwriter specializing in adaptations. A longtime collaboration with director Robert Wise began with Gidding's screenplay for I Want to Live! (1958), which earned him an Oscar nomination. His long-running course on screenwriting adaptions at the University of Southern California inspired screenwriters of the present generation, including David S. Goyer. Gidding was born in New York and attended school at Phillips Exeter Academy; as a young man he was friends with Norman Mailer. After graduating from Harvard University, he entered the Army Air Forces in World War II as the navigator on a B-26. His plane was shot down over Italy, but he survived; he spent 18 months as a POW but effected an escape. Returning from the war, in 1946 he published his only novel, End Over End, begun while captive in a German prison camp. In 1949, Gidding married Hildegarde Colligan; together they had a son, Joshua Gidding, who today is a New York City writer and college professor. In Hollywood, Gidding entered work in television, writing for such series as Suspense and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, and eventually moved into feature films like The Helen Morgan Story (1957), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), The Haunting (1963), Lost Command (1966), The Andromeda Strain (1971), and The Hindenburg (1975). After the death of his first wife on June 13, 1995, in 1998 Gidding married Chun-Ling Wang, a Chinese immigrant. Gidding taught at USC until his death from congestive heart failure at a Santa Monica hospital in 2004. more…

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