Men Without Souls

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Men Without Souls
Directed by Nick Grinde
Written by Harvey Gates
Robert Hardy Andrews
Starring Barton MacLane
John Litel
Glenn Ford
Rochelle Hudson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 20, 1940 (1940-05-20)
Running time
62 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Men Without Souls is a 1940 black and white crime movie, starring Barton MacLane and Glenn Ford and directed by Nick Grinde


Johnny Adams (Glenn Ford) goes to prison, under a false name, with the intention of killing the captain White (Cy Kendall), a bastard guard, who had been Johnny's father to death. Rev. Thomas Stoner (John Litel) newcomer, is the chaplain of the jail, the father is the mayor's opposition Schafer (Don Beddoe), Stoner finds out the intentions of Johnny and persuades him to follow his plan, but when "Blackie" Drew (Barton MacLane) kills White, Johnny blamed


Actor Role
Barton MacLane Blackie Drew
John Litel Reverend Thomas Storm
Rochelle Hudson Suzan Leonard
Glenn Ford Johnny Adams
Don Beddoe Warden Schafer
Cy Kendall Capt. White
Eddie Laughton Lefty
Dick Curtis Duke
Richard Fiske Crowley
Walter Soderling Old Muck
Walter Sande First Reporter (unconfirmed)


  • Gunmen and gangsters: profiles of nine actors who portrayed memorable screen, by Michael Schlossheimer
  • The American movies reference book: the sound era, by Paul Michael, James Robert Parish, Prentice-Hall, inc

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