Tom Helmore

Highest Rated: 100% The Ring (1927)
Lowest Rated: 67% The Tender Trap (1955)
Birthday: Jan 4, 1904
Birthplace: Not Available
Well-mannered, well-tailored British character actor Tom Helmore made his first film in 1928. He remained in films until the 1960s, nearly always playing men of wealth and property, and nearly never winning the heroine from the hero (e.g. losing Lauren Bacall to Gregory Peck in Designing Women [1957]). Helmore's most famous role was as Gavin Elster, the outwardly concerned husband of mental case Kim Novak, in Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). A member in excellent standing of Hollywood's unofficial "British colony," Tom Helmore counted among his best friends actor Boris Karloff -- and that was even after Karloff married Helmore's ex-wife Evelyn.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Flipper's New Adventure Sir Halsey Hopewell 1964
82% Advise and Consent British Ambassador 1962
77% The Time Machine Anthony Bridewell 1960
No Score Yet The Man in the Net Gordon Moreland 1959
96% Vertigo Gavin Elster 1958
80% Designing Woman Zachary Wilde 1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night Stowe Devlin 1957
No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Jim Wardman 1955
67% The Tender Trap Mr. Loughran 1955
No Score Yet Let's Do It Again Courtney Craig 1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way Harold McCormick 1953
No Score Yet Shadow on the Wall Crane Weymouth 1950
No Score Yet Scene of the Crime Norrie Lorfield 1949
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters Michael Pemberton 1948
86% Secret Agent Capt. Anderson 1936
100% The Ring Actor 1927

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Warwick
  • 1972
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1971
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Adam Farham
  • 1958

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