Men Without Women (1930)

Passed  |   |  Action, Drama  |  9 February 1930 (USA)
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Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine.



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Complete credited cast:
Kenneth MacKenna ...
Ensign Albert Edward Price
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Costello (as Farrell Macdonald)
Warren Hymer ...
Paul Page ...
Joe Cobb
Radioman Jenkins
George LeGuere ...
Curly Pollock
Charles K. Gerrard ...
Cmdr. Weymouth (as Charles Gerrard)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Harry Tenbrook ...
Dutch Winkler
Warner Richmond ...
Lt. Cmdr. Briddwell


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 <>

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Release Date:

9 February 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Untergang der U.S. 13  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The only extant sound version is actually from a work print for the International version. It's held by the Museum of Modern Art. See more »


A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung by J. Farrell MacDonald and other sailors
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Men trapped in a submarine fight to survive
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This film is of interest since it is in a period of transition between silent and sound pictures. The version shown on AMC has limited sound dialogue as well as title cards, and a few scenes have both! You hear John Wayne's voice before you see him in a small part.

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