Tom London - Rotten Tomatoes

Tom London

Highest Rated:   100% Northwest Passage (1940)
Lowest Rated:   90% I'm No Angel (1933)
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A fixture in B-Westerns from the late 1910s, first as a star, then as one of the genre's better boss villains and eventually as a grizzled comedy sidekick à la George "Gabby" Hayes, Tom London claimed to have been a train engineer, a draftsman, and a builder prior to making his acting debut at Universal in 1920. Billed under his real name of Leonard Clapham during most of the silent era, London became a star in his own right in the 1920 Red Rider series, a handful of Western two-reelers co-starring newcomer Virginia Browne Faire. There would be several additional starring vehicles, including an obscure 1923 States' Rights release entitled With Naked Fists, but Clapham/London soon found a more lasting occupation playing Boss Heavies. He began using the name Tom London as a member of Leo Maloney's stock company in the late '20s, his scowling, lantern-jawed features becoming instantly recognizable in scores of Westerns and at least 50 serials and series, silent and sound. Increasingly gaunt and with the ability of changing his appearance by removing a set of false teeth, London added comic sidekick to his resumé in the mid-'40s when, under term contract to Republic Pictures, he supported Sunset Carson in that also-ran cowboy's final series. London was married to silent screen actress Edythe Stayart (1890-1970), whom he had met on the set of Nan of the North (1922).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Underworld, U.S.A.
  • Drunk
1961
No Score Yet Good Day for a Hanging
  • Farmer
1959
No Score Yet The Tall Stranger
  • Worker
1957
No Score Yet The Storm Rider
  • Todd
1957
No Score Yet Tribute to a Bad Man
  • Cowboy
1956
92% Tarantula
  • Miner
1955
No Score Yet Pack Train
  • Dan Coleman
1953
No Score Yet The Marshal's Daughter
  • Sheriff Flynn
1953
96% High Noon
  • Sam
1952
No Score Yet Apache Country
  • Patches
1952
No Score Yet Trail Guide
  • Old Timer
1952
No Score Yet The Old West
  • Chadwick
1952
No Score Yet Hills of Utah
  • Mayor Donovan
1951
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake
  • Jerry
1951
No Score Yet Homesteaders of Paradise Valley
  • Rider Summoning Posse
1950
No Score Yet The Blazing Sun
  • Tom Ellis
1950
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky
  • Old Man Roberts
1949
No Score Yet The Far Frontier
  • Rancher Anderson (uncredited)
1948
No Score Yet Saddle Pals
  • Dad Gardner
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's Dilemma
  • Cop in Squad Car
1947
No Score Yet Twilight on the Rio Grande
  • Tom - U.S. Customs Agent
1947
No Score Yet Marshal of Cripple Creek
  • Baker
1947
No Score Yet Under Colorado Skies
  • Blanchard
1947
No Score Yet Wyoming
  • Jennings
1947
No Score Yet Stagecoach to Denver
  • rancher
1946
No Score Yet Out California Way
  • Johnny Archer
1946
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Roll on Texas Moon
  • Bert
1946
No Score Yet Alias Billy the Kid
  • Dakota
1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado
  • Sheriff Gridley
1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In
  • The Sheriff
1945
No Score Yet Silver City Kid
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Sheriff Allen
1944
No Score Yet The Lady And The Monster
  • Husky Man
1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town
  • Cowboy
1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie
  • Loomis
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Tom
1943
No Score Yet False Colors
  • Townsman
1943
No Score Yet Silver Spurs
  • Henchman
1943
94% The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Deputy
1943
No Score Yet Wild Horse Stampede
  • Henchman Lefty
1943
No Score Yet Idaho
  • Henchman
1943
No Score Yet Fighting Frontier
  • Snap
1943
No Score Yet Song of Texas
  • Race Official (uncredited)
1943
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers
  • Henchman Joe #1
1942
No Score Yet Down Texas Way
  • Pete
1942
No Score Yet Ghost Town Law
  • Ace
1942
No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun
  • Parker
1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage
  • MacGowan
1942
No Score Yet Red River Robin Hood
  • Sheriff Del Auston
1942
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy
  • Sheriff
1941
No Score Yet Underground Rustlers
  • Tom
1941
No Score Yet Stick to Your Guns
  • Waffles
1941
No Score Yet Fugitive Valley
  • Warren
1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
  • 1st Cop
1941
No Score Yet Ridin' on a Rainbow
  • Rancher Harris
1941
No Score Yet Twilight on the Trail
  • Gregg
1941
No Score Yet Across the Sierras
  • Hopkins
1941
No Score Yet Lillian Russell
  • Frank
1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command
  • Messenger
1940
100% Northwest Passage
  • Ranger
1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode
  • Lyncher
1940
No Score Yet Gaucho Serenade
  • Sheriff Tom Olson
1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch
  • Henchman Joe #2
1940
No Score Yet Trailing Double Trouble
  • Henchman Kirk
1940
No Score Yet Let Us Live
  • Police Sergeant
1939
No Score Yet Mountain Rhythm
  • Deputy
1939
No Score Yet The Man from Texas
  • Slim
1939
No Score Yet Southward, Ho!
  • Hadley
1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Ranger
1939
No Score Yet Jesse James
  • Soldier
1939
No Score Yet Flaming Lead
  • Daggett
1939
No Score Yet Lure of the Wasteland
  • Ranch Foreman
1939
No Score Yet Phantom Rancher
  • Sheriff Parker
1939
No Score Yet Mexicali Rose
  • The Alcade's Aide
1939
No Score Yet Santa Fe Stampede
  • Marshal Wood
1938
No Score Yet Rhythm of the Saddle
  • Red Malone
1938
No Score Yet Prairie Moon
  • Steve
1938
No Score Yet The Renegade Ranger
  • Red
1938
No Score Yet Phantom Ranger
  • Reynolds
1938
No Score Yet Outlaws of Sonora
  • Sheriff Trask
1938
No Score Yet Fangs of the Wild
  • Larry Dean
1938
No Score Yet Sunset Trail
  • Patrol Captain
1938
No Score Yet Six-Shootin' Sheriff
  • Furman
1938
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies
  • Tracy
1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair
  • Alec's Pal
1937
No Score Yet The Silver Trail
  • Looney
1937
No Score Yet Bar Z Bad Men
  • Sig Bostell
1937
No Score Yet Western Gold
  • Clem
1937
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties
  • Ward
1936
No Score Yet Guns and Guitars
  • Connor
1936
No Score Yet O'Malley of the Mounted
  • Lefty
1936
100% Barbary Coast
  • Ringsider
1935
No Score Yet Rio Rattler
  • Ranger Bob Adams
1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking
  • Guard
1935
No Score Yet The Last of the Clintons
  • Elkins
1935
No Score Yet Hong Kong Nights
  • Blake
1935
No Score Yet Sagebrush Troubadour
  • Sheriff (uncredited)
1935
No Score Yet Rin-Tin-Tin: Skull and Crown
  • Jennings
1935
No Score Yet Red Salute
  • Navy Officer
1935
No Score Yet The Miracle Rider
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Timber Terrors
  • Burke
1935
No Score Yet Toll of the Desert
  • Sheriff Jackson
1935
No Score Yet Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • Sykes
1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town
  • Buck's Gang
1935
No Score Yet Mystery Mountain
  • Morgan
1934
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw
  • Murph, Cop
1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party
  • Paul Revere, in Flashback
1934
No Score Yet Fighting Hero
  • Sheriff
1934
No Score Yet The Cactus Kid
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid
  • Henchman Slim (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet Mystery Ranch
  • Actor
1934
90% I'm No Angel
  • Spectator
1933
No Score Yet The Fugitive
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet One Year Later
  • Taxicab Driver
1933
No Score Yet Hidden Valley
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Beyond the Rockies
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Guest
  • Detective Carter
1932
No Score Yet Trailing the Killer
  • Sheriff
1932
No Score Yet Without Honors
  • "Sholt" Fletcher
1932
No Score Yet The Boiling Point
  • Pete
1932
100% Platinum Blonde
  • Reporter
1931
No Score Yet The Secret Six
  • Hood
1931
No Score Yet Range Law
  • Cleve
1931
No Score Yet Two Gun Man
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Air Police
  • Spike
1931
No Score Yet Borrowed Wives
  • Mac - the Cop
1930
No Score Yet West Of The Rainbow's End
  • Actor
1926
No Score Yet Dangerous Traffic
  • Marc Brandon
1926

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