Why Must I Die? (1960)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this taut thriller, an aging safe-cracker's daughter gets involved with a petty gangster who is always looking for the big heist that will make him a rich man. The fellow reminds her of her father, but this doesn't stop her from attending his latest crime and acting as a look out. Her boyfriend proves to be a lousy safe-cracker and the heist fails. The woman goes back to her night club singing gig. She then gets involved with the club owner. Meanwhile her father has found a female lock-picker and fallen in love. Later the girl is forced to join her father and his lover on a heist. The club owner also comes and ends up shot by the father's girl friend. The poor daughter ends up convicted of the crime and given the death penalty. Just before she is to fry, the real killer bursts in and confesses.

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club [organization], convict, conviction, criminal, daughter, death, death-penalty, electric-chair, employment, execution, false-accusation, father, gangster, hysteria, killing, murder, nightclub, owner, safecracker, sentence [penal system], songwriter