A Chance to Live

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A Chance to Live
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames L. Shute
Produced byRichard De Rochemont
James L. Shute
Written byJames L. Shute
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release date
  • December 23, 1949 (1949-12-23)
Running time
18 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Chance to Live is a 1949 American short documentary film directed by James L. Shute, produced by Richard de Rochemont for Time Inc. and distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox. It is part of The March of Time series and portrays Monsignor John Patrick Carroll-Abbing building and running a Boys' Home in Italy.

The film won an Oscar at the 22nd Academy Awards in 1950 for Documentary Short Subject.[2][3][dead link] The Academy Film Archive preserved A Chance to Live in 2005.[4]


  1. ^ "Synopsis" (PDF). The March of Time Newsreels. HBO Archives. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 6, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "The 22nd Academy Awards (1950) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "New York Times: A Chance to Live". NY Times. Retrieved May 26, 2008.
  4. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.

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