Tom Tully


Actor
Tom Tully

About

Birth Place
Durango, Colorado, USA
Born
August 21, 1908
Died
April 27, 1982

Biography

Tom Tully's career started out in the 1940s, with supporting roles in films headlined by the likes of Cary Grant and Shirley Temple. Early on, he appeared in movies of all sorts, ranging from comedies to Westerns to war pictures. Near the end of the decade, he landed one of his first co-headlining roles in the comedy "A Kiss for Corliss," in which he played Harry P. Archer, an attorney w...

Biography

Tom Tully's career started out in the 1940s, with supporting roles in films headlined by the likes of Cary Grant and Shirley Temple. Early on, he appeared in movies of all sorts, ranging from comedies to Westerns to war pictures. Near the end of the decade, he landed one of his first co-headlining roles in the comedy "A Kiss for Corliss," in which he played Harry P. Archer, an attorney who believes that his daughter is dating a wealthy playboy. The 1950s brought many of the roles which Tully became notable for: stern, yet good-hearted cops or commanding officers. In 1953's"The Moon is Blue," he played a policeman who memorably knocks William Holden's lights out for seemingly taking advantage of his virtuous daughter, played by Maggie McNamara. The next year, he played a ship's captain well-liked by his crew, but destined for replacement anyway in "The Caine Mutiny," for which Tully received an Academy Award nomination. Around this time, he also started appearing on television, starring as Inspector Matt Grebb on the crime show "The Lineup" for roughly five years. Over the next decade and a half, he appeared in countless television shows and co-starred in the Western drama "Shane," which aired in 1966.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Bob Roberts (1992)
Passed Away (1992)
Dr G
Babe Ruth (1991)
Child's Cry (1986)
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
Madame X (1981)
Hijack! (1973)
Charley Varrick (1973)
Coogan's Bluff (1968)
Sheriff McCrea
McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)
General Harkness
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Amos Winthrop
The Wackiest Ship in the Army? (1960)
Capt. McClung
Ten North Frederick (1958)
Mike Slattery
Behind the High Wall (1956)
Frank Carmichael
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
Frobisher
Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Tweedie
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Capt. DeVriess
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
Capt. Holland
Arrow in the Dust (1954)
Crowshaw
The Jazz Singer (1953)
Dan McGurney
Trouble Along the Way (1953)
Father Malone
Ruby Gentry (1953)
Jud Corey
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
Mr. O'Neill
Return of the Texan (1952)
Stud Spiller
The Turning Point (1952)
Matt Conroy
Lure of the Wilderness (1952)
Zack Tyler
Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)
Mr. Macaboy
Texas Carnival (1951)
Sheriff Jackson
The Lady and the Bandit (1951)
Tom King
Tomahawk (1951)
Dan Castello
Branded (1951)
Ransome
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Jiggs Taylor
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)
Henry Duckworth
A Kiss for Corliss (1949)
Harry Archer
Illegal Entry (1949)
Nick Gruber
Blood on the Moon (1948)
John Lufton
June Bride (1948)
Mr. Brinker
Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
Parson Jackson
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)
Robert "Roarer" McGill
Lady in the Lake (1947)
Capt. [Fergus K.] Kane
Killer McCoy (1947)
Cecil Y. Walsh
Intrigue (1947)
Mark Andrews
The Virginian (1946)
Nebraska
Adventure (1946)
Gus
Till the End of Time (1946)
C. W. Harper
The Unseen (1945)
Sullivan
Kiss and Tell (1945)
Mr. Pringle
Secret Command (1944)
Brownell, also known as Col. Von Browning
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
Henry Marshall
The Town Went Wild (1944)
Henry Harrison
Destination Tokyo (1944)
Mike
Northern Pursuit (1943)
Inspector Barnett
Mission to Moscow (1943)
Engineer
Carefree (1938)
Policeman

Writer (Feature Film)

Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991)
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Life Events

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Movie Clip

Blood On The Moon (1948) -- You're Working For Us Now? En route to deliver a note for a rancher, Garry (Robert Mitchum) meets his feisty daughter Amy (Barbara Bel Geddes), then her sister (Phyllis Thaxter) and brother (Tom Tully), in Robert Wise's range-war Western Blood On The Moon, 1948.
Lady In The Lake (1947) - You Like Our Jail? Director-star Robert Montgomery, in his subjective-camera experiment, playing Raymond Chandler's "Philip Marlowe," sees Lloyd Nolan ("Lt. DeGarmot") and Capt. Kane (Tom Tully) in The Lady In The Lake, 1947.
Destination Tokyo (1943) - Jap Float Zeroes Surfaced in the Aleutians to pick up Raymond (John Ridgely), Cassidy (Cary Grant) in command as Japanese planes strike, Wolf (John Garfield) and Mike (Tom Tully) among the defenders, impressive action in Destination Tokyo, 1943.
Carpetbaggers, The (1964) - We're Known As A Liberal Newspaper Further exposition as Jonas (George Peppard), a Howard Hughes-like figure in 1920’s aviation is shown to have a more extensive relationship than we knew with Monica (Elizabeth Ashley), daughter of industrial friendly-rival Winthrop (Tom Tully) who, unsuspecting, calls from downstairs, in the 1964 feature from the Harold Robbins novel, The Carpetbaggers.
Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950) - I'm Getting Richer Consulting with just-demoted cop Dixon (Dana Andrews) and Klein (Bert Freed) ex-con Willie (Don Appell) leads us to the casino run by Scalise (Gary Merrill), where Texan Morrison (Harry von Zell), is entertained by Morgan (Gene Tierney) and her almost-ex husband Paine (Craig Stevens), in Otto Preminger's Where The Sidewalk Ends, 1950.
Till The End Of Time (1946) - I'm Driving You Home Nice scene by director Edward Dmytryk, soldier-come-home Cliff (Guy Madison) meets barkeep Scuffy (Harry von Zell), pal Pinky (Loren Tindall) and the forward war-widow Pat (Dorothy McGuire) in Till The End Of Time, 1946.
Ruby Gentry (1953) - Out For Blood Jennifer Jones (title character) with dad (Tom Tully) and Dr. Manfred (Bernard Phillips, also narrating) dealing with local furor over the legit accidental death of her husband, then taking revenge with her lawyer (Dayton Lummis), in Ruby Gentry, 1953.
Charley Varrick (1973) - Tall Husky Ugly Looking Bird Junior-partner bank robber Harman (Andy Robinson) is drunk, back at the trailer park (run by Marjorie Bennett) while Walter Matthau (title character) has hidden the loot, and traveled to Albuquerque where he prevails on a gun seller (Tom Tully), referred by a deceased colleague, for help, in Charley Varrick, 1973.
Caine Mutiny, The (1954) - War Is Hell Affluent newly-minted Ensign Keith (Robert Francis) is aghast coming aboard at Pearl Harbor, 1944, meeting Keefer (Fred MacMurray), Maryk and the very informal Captain DeVriess (Tom Tully), early in Edward Dmytryk's The Caine Mutiny, 1954.
Kiss For Corliss, A (1949) - Take Off The Dark Glasses Opening with Corliss (Shirley Temple reprising her role from Kiss And Tell, 1945), girlfriend Mildred (Virginia Welles), her attorney father (Tom Tully) suave defendant Marquis (David Niven), and Dexter (Darryl Hickman), in A Kiss For Corliss, (a.k.a. Almost A Bride). 1949.
Northern Pursuit (1943) - Our Country, Isn't It? German-descended RCMP man Wagner (Errol Flynn), who wants to quit for personal reasons, must explain to his commanding officer (Tom Tully) why he wasn't quicker to turn over the Nazi pilot (Helmut Dantine) he captured, later with fiancee' (Julie Bishop), in Northern Pursuit, 1943.
Love Is Better Than Ever - Long Beach, California Agent Jud (Larry Parks) is determined to prove he's no longer stuck-on dance instructor Staci (Elizabeth Taylor), who bamboozles him again then performs with about 200 kids, in Love Is Better Than Ever 1952.

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