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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(as Mrs. Wallace Reid)

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Don Hughes
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Mrs. Canfield
Charles Miller ...
Mr. Canfield
Virginia Roye ...
Eve Terrell
Thomas Carr ...
Jimmy Canfield (as Tommy Carr)
Don Rader ...
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Eddie Dunn ...
Strip Poker Player (as Ed Dunn)
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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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Thrilling! Sensational! It seemed such a beautiful road, such a wonderful road - But it was only the Road to Ruin! (original ad) 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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According to the widow of Norton S. Parker, Helen Foster kept a bottle of bootleg whiskey just out of camera range to keep herself "half-smashed" during the strip poker scenes. See more »

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

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