The Meanest Man in Texas

The Meanest Man in Texas is a 2017 American biographical drama film about the life of Clyde Thompson.[1] The film was directed by Justin Ward.[1] It stars Mateus Ward, Casey Bond and Alexandra Bard.[2] Bond also served as one of the producers of the film.[1]

The Meanest Man in Texas
Directed byJustin Ward
Produced byCasey Bond
Brad Wilson
Written byDon Umphrey
Justin Ward
StarringMateus Ward
Music bySteve Dorff
CinematographyWill Barratt
Edited byBryndon Smith
Higher Purpose Entertainment
Distributed byOhana Pictures Entertainment
Release date
  • April 27, 2017 (2017-04-27) (Nashville)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States


Based on the best-selling book written by Don Umphrey, "The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story of Clyde Thompson. In 1928, a young Clyde finds himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time and in the wrong company. After taking part in the shooting of two men near Cisco, Texas, Clyde is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Just hours before execution by electric chair, the Governor spares him the death penalty, but he is shipped to the Texas Prison Farm to serve hard labor, where he gains the moniker "The Meanest Man in Texas." The story follows Clyde’s journey as his personal roller-coaster ride takes him on some life-changings highs and lows, but ultimately leads him to redemption. It also includes a handicapped woman on the outside who corresponds with this prisoner who has been given three life sentences.



  1. ^ a b c McDonnell, Brandy (21 April 2017). "Video: Oklahoma native and gospel singer Mary Millben makes national TV debut, releases debut single". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ ""The Meanest Man in Texas" Actors Casey Bond, Alexandra Bard & Mateus Ward 4/26/17". WSMV-TV. 26 April 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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