Tom Ricketts

Actor · Director · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 46
Thomas B. Ricketts was a London-born American stage and film actor and director who was a pioneer in the film industry. He portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in the first American film adaptation of A Christmas Carol (1908), and directed one of the first motion pictures ever made in Hollywood. After directing scores of silent films, including the first film... read more

Thomas B. Ricketts was a London-born American stage and film actor and director who was a pioneer in the film industry. He portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in the first American film adaptation of A Christmas Carol (1908), and directed one of the first motion pictures ever made in Hollywood. After directing scores of silent films, including the first film to be released by Universal Pictures, Ricketts became a prominent character actor.

Born

Saturday, 15 January 1853

Died

Friday, 20 January 1939

Actor Filmography

The Big Parade of Comedy Butler in 'After the Thin Man' / (archive footage) 1964
Zaza Elderly Gentleman 1939
Son of Frankenstein Burgher 1939
The Cowboy and the Lady Old Man Sitting next to Mary at the Banquet Table 1938
Service de Luxe Small Towner 1938
Gateway Old Man 1938
Little Miss Broadway Club Waiter 1938
The Young in Heart Andrew 1938
Young Fugitives Tom Riggins 1938
Four Men and a Prayer Stationmaster 1938
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Big Parade of Comedy Butler in 'After the Thin Man' / (archive footage) 1964
Zaza Elderly Gentleman 1939
Son of Frankenstein Burgher 1939
The Cowboy and the Lady Old Man Sitting next to Mary at the Banquet Table 1938
Service de Luxe Small Towner 1938
Gateway Old Man 1938
Little Miss Broadway Club Waiter 1938
The Young in Heart Andrew 1938
Young Fugitives Tom Riggins 1938
Four Men and a Prayer Stationmaster 1938
The Baroness and the Butler Old Man Sleeping 1938
Nothing Sacred Guest at Banquet 1937
Stand-In Fowler's Butler 1937
Breakfast for Two Stockholder - Receivership Hearing Member / Receivership Hearing Member 1937
Dead End Old Man 1937
Born Reckless Patient 1937
Rhythm in the Clouds Winter 1937
Parnell Elderly Man 1937
Carnival in Paris Egyptologist 1937
The Prince and the Pauper Sexton Ringing Bell 1937
A Star Is Born Ray 1937
Personal Property Elderly Man 1937
History Is Made at Night Old Man Getting in Lifeboat 1937
Maid of Salem Giles Cory / Giles Cory (Uncredited) 1937
Sing Me a Love Song Siegfried's Pool Opponent 1937
Gold Diggers of 1937 Reginald 1936
After the Thin Man Henry the Butler 1936
More Than a Secretary Henry 1936
The House of Secrets Peters 1936
Daniel Boone Attorney General's Associate 1936
Sing, Baby, Sing Old Man in Hospital 1936
To Mary - with Love Waiter 1936
We Went to College 'Pop' 1936
Human Cargo Reporter 1936
Dancing Pirate Town Crier 1936
Trouble for Two Sir Frederick / Sir Frederick (Uncredited) 1936
Show Boat Minister 1936
One Rainy Afternoon Bit Role 1936
The Case Against Mrs. Ames Juryman 1936
Song and Dance Man Old Theatrical Man 1936
Little Lord Fauntleroy Party Guest 1936
A Tale of Two Cities Tellson Jr. 1935
The Great Impersonation Villager 1935
Music Is Magic Elderly Dancer in Music is Magic Number 1935
The Three Musketeers Pigeon Receiver 1935
Hi, Gaucho! Don Salvador de Aragon 1935
The Public Menace Old Man 1935
Top Hat Thackeray Club Waiter 1935
Now or Never Robert - the Butler / Robert, the Butler 1935
Escapade Old Dandy 1935
Vagabond Lady Spear Department Head 1935
Cardinal Richelieu Agitator 1935
Goin' to Town Indian Seller 1935
Let's Live Tonight Millionaire 1935
Clive of India Old Member 1935
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Citizen 1934
Forsaking All Others Wiff' Wiffens - Marys Butler / Wiff' Wiffens (Uncredited) 1934
Sons of Steel Williams 1934
Broadway Bill Johnson 1934
By Your Leave Old Man in Club 1934
The Curtain Falls Hotel Manager 1934
Pursued Tourist 1934
Springtime for Henry Bookstore Clerk 1934
One More River Barrister / Barrister (Uncredited) 1934
The Count of Monte Cristo Cockeye 1934
The Girl from Missouri Old Man 'Tarzan' at Party 1934
Friends of Mr. Sweeney Old Gentleman 1934
The Red Rider Judge 1934
Whom the Gods Destroy Charlie 1934
Little Man, What Now? Mr. Sesam 1934
In Love with Life Book Store Proprietor 1934
Manhattan Love Song Rich Man 1934
Viva Villa! Don Pablo - Grandee 1934
No Greater Glory Old Janitor / Janitor 1934
Stolen Sweets Stoner, the Bennet Butler 1934
Nana Party Guest 1934
I Am Suzanne! Puppeteer 1933
Good-bye Love Alimony Inmate 1933
The Invisible Man Old Farmer with Barn 1933
Secret Sinners Pop - the Stage Doorman 1933
The Power and the Glory Board of Directors 1933
Stage Mother Fred's Father 1933
Berkeley Square Town Crier 1933
Gordon of Ghost City Amos Gray 1933
Mama Loves Papa Mr. Pierrepont 1933
The Man Who Dared Train Conductor 1933
Reunion in Vienna Nobleman 1933
Zoo in Budapest Gus - Lamplighter 1933
The Eleventh Commandment Henry 1933
He Learned About Women Augus 1933
Forgotten Mr. Johnson 1933
Cavalcade Waiter 1933
The Sign of the Cross Sleeping Spectator 1933
Laughter in Hell Judge 1933
Women Won't Tell Williams 1933
A Farewell to Arms Count Greffi 1932
If I Had a Million Mrs. Walker's Dancing Partner at Idylwood 1932
The Phantom President Old Man 1932
Thrill of Youth Grandpa Zachary Thayer 1932
Bachelor's Affairs Egbert 1932
Merrily We Go to Hell Wedding Spectator 1932
Vanity Fair Sir Pitt's Butler Parker 1932
The Expert Dietenhofer 1932
Love Bound The Baron 1932
Surrender Gottlieb 1931
Ambassador Bill Former Ambassor Littleton / Littleton 1931
The Ruling Voice Reformer 1931
Side Show Tom Allison 1931
Danger Island Professor Gerald Adams 1931
The Common Law Elderly Strangeways Party Guest 1931
Big Business Girl Old Man at Graduation Dance 1931
Man of the World Mr. Bradkin 1931
East Lynne Rev. Hartley 1931
Sit Tight Mr. Burke 1931
Sea Legs Commander 1930
The Life of the Party Elderly Fashion Show Spectator 1930
Du Barry, Woman of Passion King's Aide 1930
Scarlet Pages Old Man with Cane in Courtroom 1930
Sweet Kitty Bellairs Rheumatic Old Man 1930
Prince of Diamonds Williams 1930
The Vagabond King The Astrologer 1930
Skirt Shy Edgar, the old beau 1929
Bulldog Drummond Colonel / Colonel in Club 1929
Interference Charles Smith 1928
Dry Martini Joseph 1928
Doomsday Percival's Butler 1928
My Friend from India Judge Elmer Elderberry Egbert Belmore 1927
Get Your Man Old Man in Wax Museum 1927
Children of Divorce The Secretary 1927
Casey at the Bat Laughing Spectator 1927
Dancing Days Stubbins 1926
The Belle of Broadway Maurice Penelli 1926
The Grand Duchess and the Waiter Hotel Waiter 1926
Bobbed Hair Mr. Brewster 1925
Never the Twain Shall Meet Andrew J. Casson (as Thomas Ricketts) / Andrew J. Casson 1925
Oh, Doctor! Mr. Peck 1925
Secrets of the Night Jerry Hammond 1924
Three Women The Butler 1924
Circe the Enchantress Archibald Crumm 1924
Black Oxen Charles Dinwiddie 1923
Within the Law General Hastings 1923
The Great Lover Potter 1920
The Paliser Case Major Archie Phipps 1920

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