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Tom Powers

Highest Rated:   100% The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Lowest Rated:   55% Donovan's Brain (1953)
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Long before embarking on his talking picture career, Tom Powers was a firmly established Broadway star. He began as a musical comedy lead, then moved on to dynamic dramatic roles in such Theatre Guild productions as Strange Interlude, in which he created the role of Charles Marsden. Except for a brief flurry of activity at the Vitagraph studios in 1910, Powers barely gave movies a second thought until he was invited to play the murder victim in 1944's Double Indemnity. Powers spent the rest of his professional life before the cameras, usually playing coarse, blunt detectives and businessmen. In the early '50s, Powers remained on call at 20th Century Fox for unbilled minor roles in such films as Deadline U.S.A. (1952), We're Not Married (1952), and Phone Call From a Stranger (1952). He also appeared in a dozen of TV programs, among them The Lone Ranger, Fireside Theatre, Four Star Playhouse, and Climax. A prolific writer, Tom Powers published the best-selling memoir He Knew Them All, and in 1935 starred in a syndicated radio series in which he read his own poetry.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chinatown At Midnight
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Americano
  • Jim Rogers
1955
No Score Yet New York Confidential
  • District Attorney Rossi
1955
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men
  • Green
1955
No Score Yet Lucky Me
  • Crony
1954
95% Julius Caesar
  • Metellus Cimber
1953
55% Donovan's Brain
  • Advisor
1953
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet The Last Posse
  • Frank White
1953
83% Scared Stiff
  • Police Lieutenant
1953
No Score Yet The Steel Trap
  • Valcourt
1952
No Score Yet Horizons West
  • Frank Tarleton
1952
No Score Yet We're Not Married
  • Attorney General
1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier
  • Cherney
1952
No Score Yet Deadline - U.S.A.
  • Wharton
1952
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger
  • Dr. Fernwood
1952
No Score Yet The Well
  • Jim, Mayor
1951
No Score Yet The Tall Target
  • Simon G. Stroud
1951
No Score Yet The Strip
  • Detective Bonnabel
1951
No Score Yet Denver & Rio Grande
  • Sloan
1951
No Score Yet Right Cross
  • Robert Balford
1950
No Score Yet The Nevadan
  • Bill Martin
1950
60% Destination Moon
  • General Thayer
1950
No Score Yet East Side, West Side
  • Owen Lee
1949
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline
  • Howard
1949
No Score Yet Scene of the Crime
  • Umpire Menafoe
1949
No Score Yet Special Agent
  • Special Agent Wilcox
1949
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride
  • Ed Mason
1948
No Score Yet Station West
  • Capt. Iles
1948
No Score Yet The Time of Your Life
  • Blick
1948
No Score Yet Up in Central Park
  • Regan
1948
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Nordick
1947
71% Angel and the Badman
  • Dr. Mangrum
1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me
  • Trenton
1947
No Score Yet The Son of Rusty
  • Mr. Mitchell
1947
No Score Yet The Last Crooked Mile
  • Floyd Sorelson
1946
100% The Blue Dahlia
  • Capt. Hendrickson
1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast
  • Bellamer
1946
96% Double Indemnity
  • Mr. Dietrichson
1944

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