Tom Powers


Actor
Tom Powers

About

Birth Place
Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Born
July 07, 1890
Died
November 09, 1955
Cause of Death
Heart Ailment

Biography

Tom Powers was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Powers's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the comedy "Practically Yours" (1944) with Claudette Colbert, "Double Indemnity" (1944) with Fred MacMurray and "The Chicago Kid" (1945). He also appeared in "The Blue Dahlia" (1946), "Her Adventurous Night" (1946) and the romance "Angel and the Ba...

Biography

Tom Powers was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Powers's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the comedy "Practically Yours" (1944) with Claudette Colbert, "Double Indemnity" (1944) with Fred MacMurray and "The Chicago Kid" (1945). He also appeared in "The Blue Dahlia" (1946), "Her Adventurous Night" (1946) and the romance "Angel and the Badman" (1947) with John Wayne. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the James Cagney dramatic adaptation "The Time of Your Life" (1948), the Deanna Durbin adaptation "Up in Central Park" (1948) and the Dick Powell western "Station West" (1948). He also appeared in the comedic adaptation "Mexican Hayride" (1948) with Bud Abbott. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Phone Call From a Stranger" (1952) with Shelley Winters, "We're Not Married" (1952) and the Robert Ryan drama "Horizons West" (1952). He also appeared in "The Steel Trap" (1952) and "Scared Stiff" (1953) with Dean Martin. Powers more recently acted in "The Americano" (1955). Powers passed away in November 1955 at the age of 65.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Heroes Die Young (1960)
German lt.
Ten Wanted Men (1955)
Green
The Americano (1955)
Jim Rogers
New York Confidential (1955)
District Attorney Rossi
The Eternal Sea (1955)
General
Double Jeopardy (1955)
Harry Sheldon
Lucky Me (1954)
Crony
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
Rear admiral
Devil's Canyon (1953)
Joe, bartender
Julius Caesar (1953)
Metellus Cimber
Scared Stiff (1953)
Police lieutenant
The Last Posse (1953)
Frank White
The Marksman (1953)
Governor Watson
I, the Jury (1953)
Miller
Donovan's Brain (1953)
Advisor
Hannah Lee (1953)
Sheriff
Diplomatic Courier (1952)
Cherney
The WAC from Walla Walla (1952)
General
Deadline--U.S.A. (1952)
Andrew Wharton
We're Not Married! (1952)
Attorney General Frank Bush
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
Dr. Fernwood
The Fabulous Senorita (1952)
Delaney
The Steel Trap (1952)
Valcourt
Horizons West (1952)
Frank Tarleton
Bal Tabarin (1952)
Eddie Mendies
Denver & Rio Grande (1952)
Sloan
Flesh and Fury (1952)
Andy Randolph
Jet Job (1952)
Oscar Collins
The Well (1951)
Mayor
The Strip (1951)
Lt. Detective Bonnabel
The Tall Target (1951)
Simon G. Stroud
Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
Adm. Ryan
The Nevadan (1950)
Bill Martin
Right Cross (1950)
Tom Balford
East Side, West Side (1950)
Owen Lee
Again Pioneers (1950)
Ken Keeler
Chinatown at Midnight (1950)
Capt. Howard Brown
Destination Moon (1950)
General Thayer
Chicago Deadline (1949)
[Glenn] Howard
Scene of the Crime (1949)
Umpire Menafoe
Special Agent (1949)
Chief Special Agent Wilcox
Angel in Exile (1948)
Warden
Mexican Hayride (1948)
Editor Mason
I Love Trouble (1948)
Ralph Johnston
Station West (1948)
Captain [George] Iles
The Time of Your Life (1948)
[Freddy Blick] A stool-pigeon and frame-up artist
Up in Central Park (1948)
Rogan
Angel and the Badman (1947)
Dr. Mangrum
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Nordick
For the Love of Rusty (1947)
Hugh Mitchell
The Son of Rusty (1947)
Hugh Mitchell
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Trenton
Her Adventurous Night (1946)
Dan Carter/Bank robber
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Capt. Hendrickson
The Last Crooked Mile (1946)
Floyd Sorelson
Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
Bellamer
The Chicago Kid (1945)
Mike Thurber
The Phantom Speaks (1945)
Harvey Bogardus
Double Indemnity (1944)
Mr. Dietrichson
Practically Yours (1944)
Commander Harpe
The Auction Block (1917)
Bob Wharton

Life Events

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Movie Clip

Station West (1948) - He Picks A Good Fight Emerging from an Arizona saloon, sometime after a military gold robbery, Dick Powell, who’s still pretty much a stranger to us, follows a soldier (Steve Brodie) with whom he argued, when some neat exposition introduces Agnes Moorehead as Mrs. Caslon, and Tom Powers as Capt. Iles, in Station West, 1948.
Scene Of The Crime (1949) - Only Fools Bet Horses Three L-A cops (Van Johnson as Mike Conovan, with John McIntire and Tom Drake) investigating a colleague’s murder have followed the car that just picked up a suspect they were watching, to learn that he’s been grabbed by syndicate crook “Umpire” (Tom Powers), looking to set up a larger operation, in Scene Of The Crime, 1949.
They Won't Believe Me (1947) - To The Jury Please Opening scenes, folksy lawyer Cahill (Frank Ferguson) beginning his defense of slippery Larry (Robert Young), brief introductions for Tom Powers, Janet Shaw, Jane Greer and others who will figure in the story, from They Won't Believe Me, 1947, also starring Susan Hayward.
Double Indemnity (1944) -- Chinese Checkers Insurance man Walter (Fred MacMurray), fading as he confesses via Dictaphone to his boss, recalls his meeting with his lover and co-conspirator Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck), her husband Didrickson (Tom Powers) and his daughter Lola (Jean Heather), in Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity, 1944.
Destination Moon (1950) - Your Vindication The seminal if low-rent opening from producer George Pal, credits leading to scientist Cargraves (Warner Anderson) and General Thayer (Tom Powers) in a bunker, in the landmark post-WWII Science Fiction feature, from a story and script by Robert Heinlein, Destination Moon, 1950.
Destination Moon (1950) - Only American Industry Ending the Walter Lantz-Woody Woodpecker cartoon they've cleverly had made to support their case for a privately-funded moon mission, industrialist Barnes (John Archer) lets General Thayer (Tom Powers) bring home the point to a gathering of investors, in George Pal's Destination Moon, 1950.
Destination Moon (1950) - Weightless In Free Orbit In a well conceived sequence from Robert Heinlein's novel, Barnes, Cargraves, General Thayer and wiseguy Joe (John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson) feel some serious G's in the launch of the first manned moon mission, in producer George Pal's ground-breaking Destination Moon, 1950.
Tall Target, The - Radical Republicans Railroad men Will Geer and Victor Kilian, cop Regis Toomey, star Dick Powell (as "Kennedy"), with Tom Powers, Adolphe Menjou et al, opening Anthony Mann's drama of the attempt on president-elect Lincoln's life, The Tall Target, 1951.
They Won't Believe Me (1947) - Special Kind Of Dynamite Still narrating in flashback from his murder trial, Larry Balantime (Robert Young), set up by his well-to-do wife in a new job, Tom Powers his boss, aptly-described Susan Hayward (as "Verna") plotting, in They Won't Believe Me, 1947, produced by Joan Harrison.

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