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Tom Powers

1890 - 1955

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The actor Tom Powers attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts, afterwards he was signed by the film company Vitagraph at the age of 21 and he became a popular silent movie star of the early cinema. 

To his first movies belong "The Sheriff's Friend" (11), "The Half-Breed's Daughter" (11), "The Great Diamond Robbery" (12), "The Hieroglyphic" (12), "Sisters All" (13), "Checkmated" (13), "Judged by Appearances" (14), "Dr. Fenton's Ordeal" (14), "The Hunchback" (14), "Lucky Jim" (14) and "His Great Opportunity" (14).

His preliminary last movies came ini the second half of the 10s into being with "Barnaby Rudge" (15), "The Painted Lady Betty" (15), "The Traitor" (15), "Love in a Mist" (16) and "The Auction Block" (17).
Afterwards he concentrated to the theater exclusively and was very successful on Broadway with comedies and dramas. He was not only active as an actor but also wrote and directed plays. 

He made his comeback in front of the camera not before 1944 when he was engaged by Billy Wilder for the production "Double Indemnity" (44).
This was the beginning of a second film career for Tom Powers who impersonated numerous support roles in the next years, often authoritarian characters like judges, officers et cetera. 
To his well-known movies of the 40s belong "The Chicago Kid" (45), "The Blue Dahlia" (46), "The Last Crooked Mile" (46), "I Love Trouble" (48), "The Velvet Touch" (48), "Special Agent" (49) and "East Side, West Side" (49).

His engagements in movies increased in the 50s and beside motion pictures he also appeared in many TV productions and serials.
To these works belong "The Nevadan" (50), "The Strip" (51), an episode of the serial"The Lone Ranger: Two Gold Lockets" (51), "Phone Call from a Stranger" (52), "Flesh and Fury" (52), "Julius Caesar" (53), "I, the Jury" (53), "Donovan's Brain" (53), an episode of the serial "Adventures of Superman: Beware the Wrecker" (54), an episode of the serial "Climax!: The Leaf Out of the Book" (55), "Ten Wanted Men" (55) and "Double Jeopardy" (56).
 

Other movies with Tom Powers:
A Western Heroine (11) The Girl and the Sheriff (11) The Black Chasm (11) A Girl of the West (12) The Heart of a Man (12) A Cure for Pokeritis (12) A Story of the Circus (12) The  Haunted Rocker (12) The Illumination (12) Love in the Ghetto (12) An Eventful Elopement (12) The Cylinderj's Secret (12) Saying an Audience (12) The Face or the Voice (12) Susie to Susanne (12) The Signal of Distress (12) While She Powdered Her Nose (12) Under the Make-Up (13) The House in Suburbia (13) Let 'Em Quarrel (13) A Window on Washington Park (13) Counsellor Bobby (13) Cutey Plays Detective (13) Creatures of Habit (14) Daisy Doodad's Dial (14) Flotilla the Flirt (14) Over the Garden Wall (14) The Terror of the Air (14) The Schemers or The Jewels of Hate (14) Gertie the Dinosaur (14) The Hills Are Calling (14) Memory (14) Cinder-Elfred (14) Unfit or The Strength of the Weak (14) In the Shadow of Big Ben (14) The Unseen Witness (14) Aladdin or A Lad Out (14) Morphia the Death Drug (14) Time the Great Healer (14) The Pet of the Regiment (14) The Basilisk (14) Life's Dark Road (14) Oh My Aunt! (14) Be Sure Your Sins (15) A Lancashire Lass (15) As Ye Repent (15) The Passing of a Soul (15) Practically Yours (44) The Phantom Speaks (45) Two Years Before the Mast (46) Her Adventurous Night (46) Angel and the Badman (47) The Farmer's Daughter (47) For the Love of Rusty (47) They Won't Believe Me (47) The Son of Rusty (47) The Time Of Your Life (48) Up in Central Park (48) Station West (48) Angel in Exile (48) Mexican Hayride (48) Scene of the Crime (49) Chicago Deadline (49) Chinatown at Midnight (49) Destination Moon (50) Right Cross (50) Again...Pioneers (50) Fighting Coast Guard (51) Tie Tall Target (51) The Well (51) Serie "Fireside Theatre: Comes the Day" (51) Serie "Fireside Theatre: Dr. Mac" (51) Serie "Fireside Theatre: A Question of Wills" (51) Serie "Fireside Theatre: The People's Choice" (52) Serie "Racket Squad: One for the Books" (52) Deadline U.S.A. (52) The Fabulous Senorita (52) Jet Job (52) Denver and Rio Grande (52) Bal Tabarin (52) Diplomatic Courier (52) We're not Married! (52) The WAC from Walla Walla (52) Horizons West (52) The Steel Trap (52) The Marksman (53) Scared Stiff (53) The Last Posse (53) Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (53) Devil's Canyon (53) Sea of Lost Ships (53) Serie "The Adventures of Ozzie &Harriet: No Noise" (53) Serie "Lux Video Theatre: Lovely Day" (53) Lucky Mee (54) The Mad Magician (54) Serie "Lux Video Theatre: Shall Not Perish" (54) Serie "Mayor of the Town: The Watchmaker (54) Serie "Mayor of the Town: Papa Dear" (54) Serie "Mayor of the Town: Doctor's Orders" (54) Serie "Mayor of the Town: Butch's Tonsillectomy" (54) Serie "The Lone Wolf: The Ski Story" (54) Serie "The Lone Wolf: The Newhall Story (a.k.a. Phoenix-Newhall" (54) Serie "General Electric Theater: Exit for Margo" (54) Serie "Fireside Theatre: Ringo's Last Assignment" (54) Serie "Fireside Theatre: Crusade Without Conscience" (54) Serie "Fireside Theatre: The Failure" (55) Serie "Lux Video Theatre: Penny Serenade" (55) Serie "Lux Video Theatre: No Sad Songs for Me" (55) Serie "Big Town: The Last Assignment" (55) Serie "Four Star Playhouse: The Firing Squad" (55) The Americano (55) New York Confidential (55) The Eternal Sea (55) Serie "The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Crack-Up" (56) Serie "Cavalcade of America: Who Is Byington?" (56) The Go-Getter (57) Serie "Panic!: The Prisoner" (57) Serie "The Christophers: Gentle Warrior" (57) 


 
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