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Allen Rivkin (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
April 1958 (USA) See more »
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Two Sisters - one naughty - one nice See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mary Murphy ... Kim Winters / Narrator
Norma Eberhardt ... Jill Winters

Mike Connors ... Rick (as Michael Connors)
Sheridan Comerate ... Jerry
Peggy Maley ... Sue Hawkins
Jay Jostyn ... Fred Knox

Troy Donahue ... Artie Sanders / Artie Smith
Carol Varga ... Violet
Joan Marshall ... Judy Tobin

Gordon Jones ... Pop Winters
Robert Karnes ... Tommy 'Tubbs' Thompson
Robert Carson ... Frank Castellani
John McNamara ... Judge
John Harmon ... Jake (hobo)

Norman Leavitt ... Sam, Hotel Clerk
Dick Crockett ... Little Guy
Charles Horvath ... Joe (husky bar customer)
Paul McGuire ... Highway Patrolman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Gray ... 1st Woman (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Charles Knapp ... Motel Clerk (uncredited)
Mitchell Kowall ... 4th Hobo (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Josh (uncredited)
Edwin Luke ... Phillip (uncredited)
Lynn Malcolm ... 2nd Woman (uncredited)
Jack Mather ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Ralph Neff ... 1st Hobo (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Man in Post Office (uncredited)
Jamie O'Hara ... Mary (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Gus (uncredited)

Dorothy Provine ... Jackie (uncredited)
George Ramsey ... Red (uncredited)
Dawn Richard ... Mona (uncredited)
Kay Stewart ... Official (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... First Boy (uncredited)
John Truax ... 3rd Hobo (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Pete, Construction Foreman (uncredited)
George Washburn ... Second Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Henreid 
Writing credits
Allen Rivkin (screenplay) and
Ib Melchior (screenplay)

Ib Melchior (story) and
Edwin B. Watson (story)

Produced by
Edward B. Barison .... associate producer
Richard Kaye .... producer
Harry Rybnick .... producer
Original Music by
Irving Gertz (uncredited)
Stanley Wilson (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop 
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Robert Emmet Smith 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin 
Russell A. Gausman 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence Nelson .... assistant director
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Stine .... special photography
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Henry Mancini .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Live Fast and Young" - USA (poster title)
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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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In France, only distributed in the provinces.See more »
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.See more »
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Referenced in Dungeon Girl (2008) (V)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Two Sisters - one naughty - one nice, 27 May 2002
Author: Jimmy P from USA

Above average bad girl film of its time. This film hits all the taboos of a 50's delinquent girl film with themes of broken home children, criminal activities, and sexuality containing hints of lesbian scenes. Travel through the hobo jungles, seedy restaurants, side road hotels, and sleazy underworld of crime and deception the good sister journeys to reclaim her sister that she remembers. At the end of the film You are left with the question of morality presented the first person perspective of two differing sisters. To that fate of the Sisters you can only answer the question on your own.

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