Live Fast, Die Young (film)

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Live Fast, Die Young
Live Fast, Die Young movie poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Paul Henried
Produced by Edward B. Barison
Richard Kaye
Harry Rybnick
Screenplay by Allen Rivkin
Ib Melchior
Story by Ib Melchior
Edwin B. Watson
Starring Mary Murphy
Norma Eberhardt
Mike Connors
Sheridan Comerate
Cinematography Philip H. Lathrop
Edited by Edward Curtiss
B.R.K Inc
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • April 1958 (1958-04)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Live Fast, Die Young is a 1958 film noir crime film directed by Paul Henreid starring Mary Murphy, Norma Eberhardt, Mike Connors and Sheridan Comerate. Considered a cult film, promotional campaigns used the tagline "a sin-steeped story of the rise of the Beat Generation."[1]

It was also known as Seed of Violence. Troy Donahue was borrowed from Universal Pictures to play his role.[2]


Two sisters, Kim Winters (Murphy) and Jill Winters (Eberhardt) run away from their home and school.[1] They escape to the city, where they become criminals and jewelry thieves.[1]



A cult classic, Norma Eberhardt noted that, “The film tapped into what kids were feeling – that society sucked and they were rebelling against it."[1] Screenshots of Eberhardt were printed onto T-shirts worn by Slash, the guitarist of Guns N' Roses, in 2007.[1] Eberhardt was described as "highly amused" by Slash's wardrobe.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Norma Eberhardt obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ Basehart Gets Clown Story: Fisher, Wayne Team Seen; Betty Lanza in Film Debut Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 18 Dec 1957: B13.

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