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Tom Keene

Highest Rated:   100% Our Daily Bread (1934)
Lowest Rated:   67% Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
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Born in an upstate New York rural community, George Duryea was raised by relatives when both his parents died young. Educated at Columbia University and Carnegie Tech, Duryea embarked upon an acting career, first with a Maine stock company, then on Broadway. He played Abie in the hit comedy Abie's Irish Rose in New York, then toured with the production for several seasons. In 1928, he was brought to films as a young leading man, appearing in such "A"-list productions as Cecil B. DeMille's The Godless Girl (1929). By 1930, however, he was having trouble securing work that is, until he changed his name to Tom Keene and signed on as RKO-Pathe's resident cowboy star. Throughout the early 1930s, Keene's western vehicles played profitably if not spectacularly in neighborhood houses throughout the country. He made a brief return to dramatic roles as the leading character in King Vidor's populist classic Our Daily Bread (1934), but returned to westerns when his performance was drubbed by the critics. When George O'Brien succeed Keene at RKO, the latter moved on to smaller studios, retaining his popularity into the early 1940s. In 1944, he adopted a new nom de film, Richard Powers, and flourished as a character actor into the 1950s. He briefly returned to his "Tom Keene" persona in the all-star western "special" Trail of Robin Hood (1950) and the 1958 Rowan & Martin cowboy spoof Once Upon a Horse (1958). One of George Duryea/Tom Keene/Richard Powers' final appearances was in the deathless Ed Wood Jr. opus Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Col. Tom Edwards
1959
No Score Yet Wetbacks
  • Highway Patron Inspector
1956
No Score Yet Red Planet Mars
  • Gen. Burdette
1952
No Score Yet Trail of Robin Hood
  • Guest Star
1950
No Score Yet Texans Never Cry
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men
  • Jim Younger
1948
No Score Yet Berlin Express
  • Major
1948
No Score Yet If You Knew Susie
  • Graham
1948
No Score Yet Western Heritage
  • Spade
1948
No Score Yet Blood on the Moon
  • Ted Eiser
1948
No Score Yet Thunder Mountain
  • Johnny Blue
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's Dilemma
  • Pred
1947
79% Crossfire
  • Detective
1947
No Score Yet San Quentin
  • Schaefer
1946
No Score Yet Up in Arms
  • Captain
1944
No Score Yet Lights of Old Santa Fe
  • Frank Madden
1944
No Score Yet The Navy Way
  • Steve Appleby
1944
No Score Yet Port of 40 Thieves
  • Scott Barton
1944
No Score Yet Jungle Woman
  • Joe, Fingerprint Man
1944
No Score Yet Lone Star Law Men
  • Tom
1942
No Score Yet Arizona Roundup
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Where Trails Divide
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet God's Country and the Man
  • Jim
1937
No Score Yet The Law Commands
  • Dr. Keith Kenton
1937
No Score Yet Raw Timber
  • Tom Corbin
1937
No Score Yet The Glory Trail
  • Capt. John Morgan
1937
No Score Yet Texas Desperadoes
  • Jim Travis
1936
No Score Yet Rebellion
  • Captain John Carroll
1936
No Score Yet Hong Kong Nights
  • Tom Keene
1935
100% Our Daily Bread
  • John Sims
1934
No Score Yet Beyond the Rockies
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Ghost Valley
  • Jerry Long
1932
No Score Yet The Saddle Buster
  • Montana
1932
No Score Yet Freighters of Destiny
  • Steve Macey
1931
No Score Yet Sundown Trail
  • Robert `Buck' Sawyer
1931
No Score Yet Night Work
  • Harvey Vanderman
1930
No Score Yet Beau Bandit
  • W.S. 'Bill' Howard
1930
No Score Yet Pardon My Gun
  • Ted Duncan
1930
No Score Yet The Godless Girl
  • The Boy
1929
No Score Yet Under the Tonto Rim
  • Dennison
1928
No Score Yet Marked Money
  • Actor
1928
No Score Yet Desert Gold
  • Actor
1919

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