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The Road to Ruin (1934)

 -  Drama  -  15 May 1934 (USA)
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A young girl gets involved with a crowd that smokes marijuana, drinks and has sex. She winds up an alcoholic, pregnant drug addict and is forced to get an abortion.

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Helen Foster ...
Ann Dixon
Nell O'Day ...
Eve Monroe
Glen Boles ...
Tommy
Robert Quirk ...
Ed (as Bobby Quirk)
Paul Page ...
Ralph Bennett
Richard Hemingway ...
Brad
Virginia True Boardman ...
Richard Tucker ...
Mr. Dixon
Donald Kerr ...
Drunk shooting Dice
Eleanor Thatcher ...
Dancer
Neal Pratt ...
Evans
Jimmy Tolson ...
Club Singer Jimmy
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A young girl gets involved with a crowd that smokes marijuana, drinks and has sex. She winds up an alcoholic, pregnant drug addict and is forced to get an abortion.

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An innocent girl! A life destroyed!

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Adapted by William Zeffiro into a tongue-in-cheek stage musical of the same title which premiered in 2008. At one of the final shows, at The 45th Street Theater in New York City, ninety-six-year-old Glen Boles (a star of the original film) made a personal appearance. See more »

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Interesting yet slow moving movie...
18 February 2007 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 2/17/2007 - 4 out of 10(Dir-Mrs. Wallace Reid & Melville Shyer): Interesting yet slow moving movie displaying many taboo subjects for back then including pre-marital sex, smoking and drinking in high school, nude swimming, an abortion, and older men with younger under-aged women and all being done under the radar of the well-meaning parents in the story. The movie is fairly well done as far as not over sensationalizing the situations and portrays it as a young victim kind of walks into trouble unexpectedly with an obvious innocence. This I'm sure is more how things like this happen instead of how it's usually portrayed. The downward path happens fairly slowly for the main character but it quickly comes to it's end on a very negative note after a badly done abortion. This is the best of these exploitation movies from the 30's that I've seen because it's not thrown in your face but instead builds slowly. Despite this, the slow pace doesn't help the movie be a very powerful story and is it's only real drawback.


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