A call girl is convicted of murder and sentenced to die in the gas chamber. Hayward rightfully won an Oscar for her fine performance!
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12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
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Arrested for fatally beating an elderly widow, Barbara Graham (Hayward) at first goads the police, refusing to answer their questions. But when an alleged accomplice turns state's evidence, Graham insists that she's innocent. Condemned by the press and the public, Graham is found guilty of murder and sentenced to die in the gas chamber. But as her execution date nears, Graham desperately attempts to expose the truth and save her life against all odds.
Susan Hayward won the Best Actress Oscar for her shattering portrayal of a fast-living girl who suddenly finds herself facing the death penalty for a murder she didn't commit.
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