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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
... Eve Monroe
... Tommy
Robert Quirk ... Ed (as Bobby Quirk)
... Ralph Bennett
Richard Hemingway ... Brad
... Martha Dixon
... 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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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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Featured in TCM Underground: The Road to Ruin/Escort Girl (2008) See more »

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Sung by Jimmy Tolson and danced by Eleanor Thatcher
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Road to Ruin, The (1934)

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A good girl that never even been kissed falls in with the wrong crowd and soon she's staying out past eight, smoking drinking and eventually..........building suspense .....having sex. Soon she starts seeing a local thug who gets her pregnant and then forces her to have an abortion. Will she straighten up in time? **suspense builds even more** Here's another forgotten exploitation film that isn't too bad but even its short 62-minute running time seems a tad bit long. The over-dramatic ending gets a few laughs but for the most part the film plays rather straight, which means we don't get any major laughs like other films from its genre.


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