The Meanest Man in Texas

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Based on the book, "The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story of Clyde Thompson. In 1928, near Cisco, Texas, a young Clyde finds himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong company. A fight breaks out, and after shooting two men in... read more
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Based on the book, "The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story of Clyde Thompson. In 1928, near Cisco, Texas, a young Clyde finds himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong company. A fight breaks out, and after shooting two men in self-defense, Clyde is convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. Just hours before execution by electric chair, the Governor spares him the death penalty, and sentences Clyde to life in prison. Before he is shipped off to the Texas Prison Farm to serve hard labor, where he gains the moniker "The Meanest Man in Texas." After several escape attempts, 2 more murders, he becomes unruly, and the Captain of the Guards locks him away in solitary confinement in an old prison morgue. With three life sentences and no hope, he finally learns redemption, and his life changes. He corresponds, and eventually falls deeply in love with a woman, Julia Perryman, who is also a prisoner of her physical handicap, scoliosis. Through their love of each other, and faith, they each find freedom.

Original Release

05/17/2019

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Cast

Mateus Ward Clyde Thompson
Jamie McShane Captain Colt
Alexandra Bard Julia Perryman
Casey Bond Marvin Harper
Ben Reed Rees Thompson
James Morrison Sheriff Kilborn
Michael Monks O.B. Ellis
Isabella Acres Ruthie Welsey
Richard Riehle Mr. Kilpatrick
Anthony Guerino Barney Allen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Justin Ward

Writers

Justin Ward, Don Umphrey

Cast

Mateus Ward Clyde Thompson
Jamie McShane Captain Colt
Alexandra Bard Julia Perryman
Casey Bond Marvin Harper
Ben Reed Rees Thompson
James Morrison Sheriff Kilborn
Michael Monks O.B. Ellis
Isabella Acres Ruthie Welsey
Richard Riehle Mr. Kilpatrick
Anthony Guerino Barney Allen
Amy Kay Raymond Myrtle Perryman
James Edwards Ralph Fults (as James Edwards) / Ralph Fults
Darren Richardson Donald
Adam Cropper Reuben Welsey
Ian Stanley Everett Melvin
Jake Elliott Lester
Christopher Lee Page George Rivas
David McCusker Joe Williams
Evan Henderson Roy Thornton
Justin Zachary Clyde Barrow

Producers

Don Umphrey Executive Producer
Marshall Danby Executive Producer
Casey Bond Producer
Amy Kay Raymond Producer
Bernie Gewissler Producer
Laura Ward Producer
Brad Wilson Producer

Editors

Bryndon Smith

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