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Live Fast, Die Young (1958)

Two teen sisters leave their no-good father for a lurid life on the road.

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Kim Winters / Narrator
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Jill Winters
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Rick (as Michael Connors)
Sheridan Comerate ...
Jerry
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Sue Hawkins
Jay Jostyn ...
Fred Knox
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Artie Sanders / Artie Smith
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Violet
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Judy Tobin
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Pop Winters
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Tommy 'Tubbs' Thompson
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Frank Castellani
John McNamara ...
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Jake (hobo)
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Sam, Hotel Clerk
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Two sisters live in a dysfunctional family in a California town. The elder, "nice" Kim, was sexually abused and hates men. Rebellious teen Jill is fed-up generally and runs away, finding her niche as a B-girl and sex-kitten working her way to Vegas. Kim leaves her job and goes in search of Jill, meeting her own misadventures en route; but by this time Jill's wanted for robbery. Will she live fast and die young? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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exploitation | teenager | See All (2) »

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The sin-steeped story of today's "beat" generation!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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April 1958 (USA)  »

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Live Fast and Young  »

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1.85 : 1
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In France, only distributed in the provinces. See more »

Quotes

Judge: This court places you on probation until you reach the age of twenty one, on condition however that you place yourselves in custody and under the control of the State Youth Authority.
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Featured in Labyrinth of Passion (1982) See more »

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Good but Typically Flawed
20 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film has a problem typical of its genre. The actresses who play teens are MUCH too old for their parts. One was 27 and the other 29. They don't look especially young for their ages so the "juvenile delinquent" aspect is quite flawed.

However, the film has an adequate script and a certain amount of emotional power. The embittered Dad is believably depicted as is the dissatisfaction of the daughters.

The grown up criminals are appropriately sophisticated in their immorality. Since I am a Peggy Maley fan, I want to give her oh-so-immoral depiction of gang leader Sue a special plug.

Not a great film but not a bad way to spend some time.


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