The Road to Ruin


1928

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cliff Broughton Productions
Distribution Company
True Life Photoplays
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,187ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Lack of parental guidance leads Sally Canfield down the ruinous road. Exposed to liquor and cigarettes, she succumbs to their effects and drifts through a series of love affairs with older, worldlier men. Apprehended by the police one evening during a strip poker game, Sally is reprimanded and sent home. She discovers several weeks later that she is pregnant, submits to an illegal abortion, and dies of shock the next evening after unwittingly being paired off with her father in a bawdy house.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cliff Broughton Productions
Distribution Company
True Life Photoplays
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,187ft (6 reels)

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1928

Released in United States April 1981

Released in United States April 1981 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Treasures from AFI) April 2-23, 1981.)

Released in United States 1928