Men Without Women


1h 17m 1930

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 9, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 31 Jan 1930
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,774ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

After a period of drinking and flirting in Shanghai dives, some American sailors are called back to their submarine, which is under the command of Bridewell. Their craft is hit by a freighter and sinks to the bottom of the China Sea, provoking various emotional reactions from the crew. Burke, a British naval officer, brings a ship to their aid, is recognized as a disgraced officer by one of the crew, Weymouth, but remains behind to rescue the last /merican through a torpedo tube, thus protecting the woman he loves and establishing his bravery.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 9, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 31 Jan 1930
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,774ft (9 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

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

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1930

Released in United States 1930