A controversial, low-budget drama about the life of a young teenage girl that goes on the "road to ruin." Sally is a 16-year-old New York City teen who, neglected by her parents, takes up ... See full summary »

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Florence Turner ...
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A controversial, low-budget drama about the life of a young teenage girl that goes on the "road to ruin." Sally is a 16-year-old New York City teen who, neglected by her parents, takes up smoking and drinking, engages in affairs with a series of older men, gets arrested by the police during a strip poker game, is sent home only to discover later that she's pregnant, and after getting an illegal abortion, the words "The Wages of Sin is Death" inexpliably appear over her bed in fire. Written by Anonymous

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SENSATIONAL AND STARTLING! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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23 March 1928 (USA)  »

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Mulheres Viciosas  »

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$2,500 (estimated)
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For his book Kevin Brownlow interviewed a woman who remembered seeing the film when it first opened in 1928. She was thirteen but made herself look old enough to get in (the age limit was 16). She later married director Norton S. Parker. See more »

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Remade as The Road to Ruin (1934) See more »

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