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Tom Ricketts

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Biography

London, England, UK
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 day. Ricketts never seemed to rest, working up until a few days before his death in 1939. He left for work one day with a bad cold, which quickly developed into pneumonia. Read more...

Actor

Character: Vidame de Pameir

The Eternal Flame 1922

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Character: Old Man at Graduation Dance

Big Business Girl 1931

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Character: Tom Allison

Side Show 1931

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Character: Sleeping Spectator

The Sign of the Cross 1932

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Character: Mrs. Walker's Dancing Partner at Idylwood

If I Had a Million 1932

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Character: Stock Market

Stepping Sisters 1932

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Character: Dietenhofer

The Expert 1932

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Character: Old Farmer with Barn

The Invisible Man 1933

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Character: Fred's Father

Stage Mother 1933

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Character: Gus - Lamplighter

Zoo in Budapest 1933

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Character: Don Pablo - Grandee

Viva Villa! 1934

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Character: Wiff' Wiffens - Marys Butler

Forsaking All Others 1934

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Character: Old Man 'Tarzan' at Party

The Girl from Missouri 1934

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Character: Thackeray Club Waiter

Top Hat 1935

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Character: Tellson Jr.

A Tale of Two Cities 1935

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Character: Pigeon Receiver

The Three Musketeers 1935

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Character: Attorney General's Associate

Daniel Boone 1936

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Character: Old Man Getting in Lifeboat

History Is Made at Night 1937

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Character: Fowler's Butler

Stand-In 1937

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Character: Sexton Ringing Bell

The Prince and the Pauper 1937

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Character: Butler in 'After the Thin Man'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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