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The Road to Ruin (1934)

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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Ann Dixon
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Eve Monroe
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Tommy
Robert Quirk ...
Ed (as Bobby Quirk)
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Ralph Bennett
Richard Hemingway ...
Brad
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Mr. Dixon
Donald Kerr ...
Drunk shooting Dice
Eleanor Thatcher ...
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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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15 May 1934 (USA)  »

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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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Remake of The Road to Ruin (1928) 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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"Gee, Ann, you're sweet. You like your uncle Tommy just a little bit?"
12 August 2017 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Pre-Code exploitation flick about a teenage girl (27 year-old Helen Foster) whose life unravels when she gets involved with the wrong crowd. Booze, drugs, sex, unwanted pregnancy, and abortion are some of the highlights. Provocative for its time no doubt, today it's little more than a curiosity piece worth some giggles. Probably the most titilating scene is a dice game with women stripping to their undies. Maybe of interest to those who want to see what passed for youth culture in the early '30s. Or at least the Hollywood version of it. Remake of an earlier silent that also starred Foster.


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