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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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Cast overview:
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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Vias da Ruína  »

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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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Referenced in Women Who Made the Movies (1992) See more »

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Campus Crawl
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Sung by Jimmy Tolson and danced by Eleanor Thatcher
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Another good, old exploitation film! Worth watching!
1 September 2002 | by (RAF Mildenhall, England) – See all my reviews

I thought this was truly a unique movie considering it was filmed in 1934, when subject matter of this type was definitely a no-no. The film is about an innocent girl, Ann Dixon, who hangs out with her friend, Eve Monroe. They get boyfriends and start drinking and smoking. Ann breaks it off with her boyfriend and hooks up with a low-life older guy. They get busted at a topless/half-naked pool party and Eve comes up positive for a venerial disease of some type. Ann is negative but the film doesn't specifically tell you that she has become pregnant. Her low-life boyfriend takes her to the doctor for an abortion. I can't tell you the rest without ruining the movie so watch it for yourself. You shouldn't be disappointed if you like the off-the-wall types of rarer movies like I do. Enjoy the movie and look for other types such as this one.


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