MEN WITHOUT WOMEN
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JOHN FORD
FOX FILM CORPORATION
Photo with the courtesy of elly
Information from IMDb
Aboard the U.S. submarine S13 in the China seas,
Chief Torpedoman Burke goes about his duties.
In actuality, he is Quartermaine, the infamous former commander
of the British ship Royal Scot, which was sunk by Germans
with a Field Marshal aboard.
Quartermaine had told his sweetheart that the Field Marshal
would be aboard, not knowing that she was an informant for the enemy.
When the S13 sinks, Burke takes charge when the commander,
Ensign Price, is unable to command.
Burke must keep his mates alive long enough
on the bottom of the sea for rescuers to arrive.
Written by Jim Beaver
Kenneth MacKenna ... Chief Torpedoman Burke
Frank Albertson ... Ens. Albert Edward Price
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Costello (as Farrell Macdonald)
Warren Hymer ... Kaufman
Paul Page ... Handsome
Walter McGrail ... Joe Cobb
Stuart Erwin ... Radioman Jenkins
George LeGuere ... Curly Pollock
Charles K. Gerrard ... Cmdr. Weymouth (as Charles Gerrard)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Murphy
Harry Tenbrook ... Dutch Winkler
Warner Richmond ... Lt. Cmdr. Briddwell
Frank Baker ... Undetermined role
Ivan Lebedeff ... Man in bar with top hat (uncredited)
Robert Parrish ... Undetermined role (uncredited)
Frank Richardson ... Singing sailor in Shanghai (uncredited)
Pat Somerset ... Lt. Digby (uncredited)
Roy Stewart ... Capt. Carson (uncredited)
Duke Morrison ... Radioman on surface (uncredited)
John Ford ....
James Kevin McGuinness .... associate producer
John Ford (story "Submarine") and
James Kevin McGuinness (story "Submarine")
Dudley Nichols (writer)
Otis C. Freeman (titles)
Joseph H. August (as Joseph Augus)
* It is sometimes stated, incorrectly, that this picture was based on the play "Submerged" by 'Clay Shaw', who was later acquitted of conspiring to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. When this picture was released Shaw was about 17 years old.
Men Without Women is available of course,
as shown on television, but the print is incomplete
since it's derived from a work print.
Although it runs at 73 minutes,
the film was copyrighted at 7,774' which is just over 86 minutes,
but the general consensus is that it was originally 77 minutes.
In the book John Ford: The Man and His Films,
the author, Tag Gallagher, states,
"The only known surviving prints are of a silent edition with intertitles
. The talking version seems lost."
But the book was published in 1988,
probably before the work print was discovered
and preserved by the Museum of Modern Art.
So the work print has limited sound along with intertitles
in an attempt to best recreate the original sound version.
In summary, the film--the one in circulation--should be listed as incomplete
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