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Tom Ricketts (I) (1853–1939)

Born in London, England, in 1853, prolific actor/director (300+ credits) Tom Ricketts is mostly forgotten today, but his chief claim to fame is that he directed the first motion picture shot in Hollywood. Ricketts began his show-business career as an actor on the London stage, and gained a reputation as one of the best Shakespearean actors of his ... See full bio »

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 1939 Son of Frankenstein
 1938 Zaza
Elderly Gentleman (uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Old Man Sitting next to Mary at the Banquet Table (uncredited)
 1938 Service de Luxe
Small Towner (uncredited)
 1938 Gateway
Old Man (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Club Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 The Young in Heart
 1938 Young Fugitives
Tom Riggins
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Stationmaster (uncredited)
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler
Old Man Sleeping (uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
 1937 Stand-In
Fowler's Butler (uncredited)
 1937 Breakfast for Two
Stockholder - Receivership Hearing Member (uncredited)
 1937 Dead End
Old Man (uncredited)
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Uncle George
 1937 Born Reckless
Patient (uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm in the Clouds
Winter (uncredited)
 1937 Parnell
Elderly Man (uncredited)
 1937 Carnival in Paris (Short)
Egyptologist (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Sexton Ringing Bell (uncredited)
 1937 A Star Is Born
Ray (uncredited)
 1937 Personal Property
Elderly Man (uncredited)
 1937 History Is Made at Night
Old Man Getting in Lifeboat (uncredited)
 1937 Maid of Salem
Giles Cory (uncredited)
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
Reginald (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Henry the Butler (uncredited)
 1936 Sing Me a Love Song
Siegfried's Pool Opponent (uncredited)
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Henry (scenes deleted)
 1936 The House of Secrets
Peters (uncredited)
 1936 Daniel Boone
Attorney General's Associate
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Old Man in Hospital (uncredited)
 1936 To Mary - with Love
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Faculty Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 We Went to College
 1936 Trouble for Two
Sir Frederick (uncredited)
 1936 Human Cargo
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
Minister (uncredited)
 1936 One Rainy Afternoon
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Juryman (uncredited)
 1936 Gentle Julia
Old Man in Church / at Dance (uncredited)
 1936 Song and Dance Man
Old Theatrical Man (uncredited)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities
Tellson Jr.
 1935 The Great Impersonation
Villager (uncredited)
 1935 Music Is Magic
Elderly Dancer in Music is Magic Number (uncredited)
 1935 Hi, Gaucho!
Don Salvador de Aragon
 1935 The Three Musketeers
Pigeon Receiver (uncredited)
 1935 The Public Menace
Old Man (scenes deleted)
 1935 Top Hat
Thackeray Club Waiter (uncredited)
 1935 Now or Never
Robert - the Butler (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1935 Escapade
Old Dandy (uncredited)
 1935 Vagabond Lady
Spear Department Head (uncredited)
 1935 Goin' to Town
Indian Seller (uncredited)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals
Old Man (uncredited)
 1935 Let's Live Tonight
Millionaire (uncredited)
 1935 Clive of India
Old Member (uncredited)
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
Citizen (uncredited)
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Wiff' Wiffens - Marys Butler (uncredited)
 1934 Sons of Steel
 1934 Broadway Bill
Johnson (uncredited)
 1934 By Your Leave
Old Man in Club (uncredited)
 1934 The Curtain Falls
Hotel Manager
 1934 Pursued
Tourist (uncredited)
 1934 Springtime for Henry
Bookstore Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 One More River
Barrister (uncredited)
 1934 The Count of Monte Cristo
Cockeye (uncredited)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Old Man 'Tarzan' at Party (uncredited)
 1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney
Old Gentleman (scenes deleted)
 1934 The Red Rider
Judge (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Charlie (uncredited)
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
Mr. Sesam
 1934 In Love with Life
Book Store Proprietor
 1934 Manhattan Love Song
Rich Man (uncredited)
 1934 Viva Villa!
Don Pablo - Grandee (uncredited)
 1934 Stolen Sweets
Stoner, the Bennet Butler
 1934 No Greater Glory
Old Janitor
 1934 Nana
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 I Am Suzanne!
Puppeteer (uncredited)
 1933 Good-bye Love
Alimony Inmate (uncredited)
 1933 The Invisible Man
Old Farmer with Barn (uncredited)
 1933 Secret Sinners
Pop - the Stage Doorman
 1933 The Way to Love
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1933 Stage Mother
Fred's Father (uncredited)
 1933 Berkeley Square
Town Crier (uncredited)
 1933 Blind Adventure (uncredited)
 1933 The Power and the Glory
Board of Directors (uncredited)
 1933 Gordon of Ghost City
Amos Gray
 1933 Mama Loves Papa
Mr. Pierrepont
 1933 The Man Who Dared
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Nobleman (uncredited)
 1933 Zoo in Budapest
Gus - Lamplighter (uncredited)
 1933 Pleasure Cruise
The Man from Manchester (uncredited)
 1933 The Eleventh Commandment
Henry (uncredited)
 1933 He Learned About Women
 1933 Forgotten
Mr. Johnson
 1933 Laughter in Hell
 1933 Cavalcade
Waiter (uncredited)
 1932 A Farewell to Arms
Count Greffi (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Sleeping Spectator (uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million
Mrs. Walker's Dancing Partner at Idylwood (uncredited)
 1932 Women Won't Tell
 1932 The Phantom President
Old Man (uncredited)
 1932 Thrill of Youth
Grandpa Zachary Thayer
 1932 Bachelor's Affairs
Egbert (uncredited)
 1932 Merrily We Go to Hell
Wedding Spectator (uncredited)
 1932 Meet the Senator (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 Vanity Fair
Sir Pitt's Butler Parker (uncredited)
 1932 The Expert
Dietenhofer (uncredited)
 1932 Love Bound
The Baron
 1932 Stepping Sisters
Stock Market (uncredited)
 1931 Surrender
 1931 Ambassador Bill
Former Ambassor Littleton
 1931 The Ruling Voice
Reformer (uncredited)
 1931 Side Show
Tom Allison
 1931 Danger Island
Professor Gerald Adams
 1931 The Common Law
Elderly Strangeways Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Big Business Girl
Old Man at Graduation Dance (uncredited)
 1931 Man of the World
Mr. Bradkin (uncredited)
 1931 East Lynne
Rev. Hartley (uncredited)
 1931 Sit Tight
Mr. Burke (uncredited)
 1930 Sea Legs
 1930 The Life of the Party
Elderly Fashion Show Spectator (uncredited)
 1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
King's Aide (uncredited)
 1930 Scarlet Pages
Old Man with Cane in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1930 Sweet Kitty Bellairs
Rheumatic Old Man
 1930 Prince of Diamonds
 1930 The Vagabond King
The Astrologer (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1929 Skirt Shy (Short)
Edgar, the old beau
 1929 Light Fingers
Edward Madison
 1929 Glad Rag Doll
 1929 Bulldog Drummond
Colonel in Club (uncredited)
 1928 Red Hot Speed
Colonel Long (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1928 Interference
Charles Smith
 1928 Freedom of the Press
Wicks (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1928 Beware of Bachelors
Wealthy Relative
 1928 Dry Martini
 1928 Just Married
Makepeace Witter
 1928 Five and Ten Cent Annie
Adam Peck
 1928 Doomsday
Percival's Butler (uncredited)
 1928 The Law and the Man
Quintus Newtoon
 1927 My Friend from India
Judge Elmer Elderberry Egbert Belmore
 1927 Get Your Man
Old Man in Wax Museum (uncredited)
 1927 Broadway Madness
Lawrence Compton (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1927 A Sailor's Sweetheart
Professor Meekham
 1927 In a Moment of Temptation
Timothy Gage
 1927 Children of Divorce
The Secretary
 1927 Too Many Crooks
 1927 Venus of Venice
Bride's Father
 1927 Casey at the Bat
Laughing Spectator (uncredited)
 1927 Orchids and Ermine
Customer (uncredited)
 1926 Stranded in Paris
Herr Rederson
 1926 Ladies at Play
Deacon Ezra Boody
 1926 Love's Blindness
Marquis of Hurlshire
 1926 When the Wife's Away
Uncle Hiram
 1926 The Old Soak
 1926 The Lily
Jean (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1926 Dancing Days
Stubbins (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1926 Going the Limit
Mortimer Harden
 1926 Marriage License?
Attorney (uncredited)
 1926 Poker Faces
Henry Curlew
 1926 The Cat's Pajamas
Mr. Briggs
 1926 The Belle of Broadway
Maurice Penelli (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1926 The Nutcracker (Short)
Isaac Totten (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1926 Ladies of Leisure
Wadleigh (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1926 The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
 1925 Wages for Wives
Judge McLean
 1925 The Fate of a Flirt
Uncle John Burgess (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1925 A Fight to the Finish
Cyrus J. Davis
 1925 When Husbands Flirt
Wilbur Belcher
 1925 Bobbed Hair
Mr. Brewster
 1925 Steppin' Out
Henry Brodman
 1925 Was It Bigamy?
Judge Gaynor (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1925 Paint and Powder
Jeremiah Brewster - Old Man at Party (uncredited)
 1925 Sealed Lips
Joseph Howard
 1925 The Price of Success
Peter Van Teyne
 1925 The Girl Who Wouldn't Work
The Rounder (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1925 The Business of Love
Noah Burgess
 1925 Never the Twain Shall Meet
Andrew J. Casson (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1925 My Wife and I
 1925 Oh, Doctor!
Mr. Peck
 1925 Her Market Value
Old Gander (uncredited)
 1924 Cheap Kisses
The Old Man
 1924 Secrets of the Night
Jerry Hammond (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1924 Circe the Enchantress
Archibald Crumm
 1924 Three Women
The Butler (uncredited)
 1924 The Gaiety Girl
His Grace, the Duke (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1923 Black Oxen
Charles Dinwiddie
 1923 The Dangerous Maid
John Standish Lane (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1923 Strangers of the Night
Lush (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1923 Within the Law
General Hastings (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1923 Alice Adams
J.A. Lamb (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1922 The Lavender Bath Lady
Simon Gregory
 1922 Fools of Fortune
Milton DePuyster (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1922 The Eternal Flame
Vidame de Pameir (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1922 A Tailor-Made Man
Anton Huber (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1922 Putting It Over
Arnold Nortonn (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1922 Shattered Idols
Rev. Dr. Romney (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1921/I Beating the Game
Jules Fanchette
 1921 Sham
Uncle James (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1921 Puppets of Fate
Father Francesco (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1921 The Spenders
Mr. Milbrey
 1921 The Killer
Tim westmore
 1920 The Parish Priest
Dr. Thomas Cassidy (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1920 The Great Lover
 1920 The Desperate Hero
 1920 The Paliser Case
Major Archie Phipps
 1920 All of a Sudden Peggy
Major Archie Phipps
 1920 The Willow Tree
 1919 Please Get Married
Doctor Jenkins (as Thomas Ricketts)
 1919 His Official Fiancée
Major Montressor
 1919 Dangerous Nan McGrew (Short)
 1919 Girls
Mr. Dennett
 1909 The Tell-Tale Blotter (Short)
 1908 A Christmas Carol (Short)
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Show Show Writer (20 credits)
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