Men Without Women
Scene from the film
Directed byJohn Ford
Screenplay byDudley Nichols
Story byJohn Ford
James Kevin McGuinness
Produced byJohn Ford
StarringFrank Albertson
CinematographyJoseph H. August
Edited byWalter Thompson
Music byCarli Elinor
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 31, 1930 (1930-01-31)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States

Men Without Women is an American 1930 pre-Code drama film directed and written by John Ford, from the script by James Kevin McGuinness. The film also starred Kenneth MacKenna, Frank Albertson, and J. Farrell MacDonald. The sound version is now lost. Only a print of the "International Sound Version", held by the Museum of Modern Art, survives.[1]


U.S. Navy divers race to save the crew of a foundered submarine as the sailors hopelessly prepare to die.



The film premiered on January 31, 1930, in New York City. The production was filmed on Santa Catalina Island, California, and was released by the Fox Film Corporation.