Tom Conway

Tom Conway

  • Highest Rated: 98% 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% What a Way to Go! (1964)
  • Birthday: Sep 15, 1904
  • Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tom Conway was the son of a British rope manufacturer. After the Bolshevik revolution, Conway's family returned to England, where he attended a succession of boarding schools before graduating from Brighton college. Aimlessly wandering from job to job, Conway was working as a rancher when his older brother, George Sanders, achieved success as a film actor. Deciding this might be suitable work for himself, Conway gleaned some stage experience in a Manchester repertory company. Upon arriving in Hollywood in 1940, Conway was taken under the wing of brother George, who helped him find film work. When George quit the Falcon "B"-picture series at RKO in 1941, he recommended Tom as his replacement; the transition was cleverly handled in The Falcon's Brother (1942), with Tom taking over after George had been "killed." Achieving popularity as the Falcon, Conway continued in private-detective roles, playing Sherlock Holmes on radio and Mark Sabre on television. Though he reportedly amassed a fortune in excess of one million dollars during his Hollywood years, personal problems sent Conway into a downward spiral. Tom Conway died in 1967 at the age of 63; his brother George Sanders committed suicide five years later.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

25% What a Way to Go! Lord Kensington 1964
98% 101 Dalmatians Collie 1961
No Score Yet 12 to the Moon Dr. Feodor Orloff 1960
No Score Yet The Atomic Submarine Sir Ian Hunt 1959
No Score Yet Voodoo Woman Dr. Roland Gerard 1957
No Score Yet Death of a Scoundrel Gerry Monte 1956
No Score Yet The She-Creature Timothy Chappel 1956
No Score Yet Murder on Approval Tom "Duke" Martin 1956
No Score Yet Prince Valiant Sir Kay 1954
80% Peter Pan the Narrator Narrator 1953
No Score Yet Norman Conquest Norman Conquest 1953
No Score Yet Tarzan and the She-Devil Fidel 1953
No Score Yet Confidence Girl Roger Kingsley 1952
No Score Yet Bride of the Gorilla Dr. Viet 1951
No Score Yet Painting the Clouds with Sunshine Bennington 1951
No Score Yet One Touch of Venus Whitfield Savory 1948
No Score Yet Repeat Performance John Friday 1947
No Score Yet Lost Honeymoon Dr. Davis 1947
No Score Yet The Falcon's Alibi Tom Lawrence 1946
No Score Yet Whistle Stop Lew Lentz 1946
No Score Yet The Falcon's Adventure Tom Lawrence aka 'The Falcon' 1946
No Score Yet Criminal Court Steve Barnes 1946
No Score Yet The Falcon in San Francisco Tom Lawrence 1945
No Score Yet Two O'clock Courage The Man, Ted 'Step' Allison 1945
No Score Yet The Falcon in Hollywood Tom Lawrence 1944
No Score Yet The Falcon in Mexico Actor 1944
No Score Yet A Night Of Adventure Mark Latham 1944
No Score Yet The Falcon Out West Actor 1944
No Score Yet The Falcon and the Co-eds Tom Lawrence/The Falcon 1943
93% The Seventh Victim Dr. Louis Judd 1943
No Score Yet The Falcon in Danger Tom Lawrence / The Falcon 1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back Tom Lawrence / The Falcon 1943
92% I Walked With a Zombie Paul Holland 1943
93% Cat People Dr. Louis Judd 1942
No Score Yet The Falcon's Brother Tom Lawrence 1942
92% Mrs. Miniver Man 1942
No Score Yet Rio Rita Maurice Craindall 1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North Louis Berex 1942
No Score Yet Grand Central Murder Frankie Ciro 1942
No Score Yet Tarzan's Secret Treasure Medford 1941
No Score Yet Lady Be Good Mr. Blanton 1941
No Score Yet The People vs. Dr. Kildare (My Life Is Yours) Mr. Channing 1941
No Score Yet The Bad Man Morgan Pell 1941

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Penrose
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Winnington
  • 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Max Superintendent
  • 1959
  • 1957
No Score Yet Man Alive
Producer

QUOTES FROM Tom Conway CHARACTERS

Narrator
All this has happened before, and it will all happen again.