Tom Fadden - Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Fadden

Highest Rated:   100% Vengeance Valley (1951)
Lowest Rated:   5% Empire of the Ants (1977)
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Lanky character actor Tom Fadden first trod the boards when he joined an Omaha stock company in 1915. Fadden went on to tour in top vaudeville with his actress wife Genevieve. From 1932 to 1939, he was seen on Broadway in such productions as Nocturne and Our Town. He made his first film in 1939. Fadden's better-known screen roles include the tollhouse keeper in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)--which led to choice appearances in subsequent Frank Capra productions--and "possessed" townman Ira in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). In 1958, he was seen on a weekly basis as Silas Perry on TV's Cimarron City. Tom Fadden's cinematic swan song was 1977's Empire of the Ants.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
5% Empire of the Ants
  • Sam Russell
1977
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee
  • Trooper
1970
No Score Yet Flareup
  • Mr. Willows
1969
No Score Yet The Second Time Around
  • Feed Store Owner
1961
50% Pocketful of Miracles
  • Herbie
1961
No Score Yet Toby Tyler
  • Uncle Daniel
1960
No Score Yet Edge of Eternity
  • Eli
1959
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson
  • Postman Harkins
1957
98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Uncle Ira
1956
71% The Tall Men
  • Stable Owner
1955
No Score Yet Prince Of Players
  • Trenchard
1955
No Score Yet Kansas Pacific
  • Gustavson
1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed
  • Chick Noonan
1953
100% Vengeance Valley
  • Obie Rune
1951
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South
  • Purdy
1951
No Score Yet Dallas
  • Mountaineer
1950
No Score Yet Riding High
  • Whitehall's trainor
1950
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West
  • J.J. Jines
1948
80% State of the Union
  • Waiter
1948
20% On Our Merry Way
  • Deputy Sheriff
1948
100% Moonrise
  • Homer Blackstone
1948
No Score Yet Wyoming Kid
  • Charlie
1947
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl
  • Village Loafer
1947
90% Dark Passage
  • Waiter in Cafe
1947
100% Pursued
  • The Minister
1947
No Score Yet California
  • Actor
1946
97% The Big Sleep
  • Sidney
1946
100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  • Taxi Driver
1946
No Score Yet A Stolen Life
  • Fisherman
1946
67% Dragonwyck
  • Farmer
1946
83% State Fair
  • Eph
1945
67% The Thin Man Goes Home
  • Train Passenger
1945
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties
  • Wounded Gambler
1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny
  • Eddie Krinch
1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says
  • Sheriff Murdock
1945
No Score Yet The Royal Mounted Rides Again
  • Lode MacKensie
1945
No Score Yet Tomorrow the World!
  • Mailman
1944
No Score Yet In Society
  • Fire Chief
1944
40% The Hairy Ape
  • Long
1944
No Score Yet A Lady Takes a Chance
  • Mullen
1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit
  • Hobby
1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness
  • Hammer
1943
78% The Glass Key
  • Waiter
1942
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong
  • Sven
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Tom Douglas
1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew
  • Jake Pearl
1942
No Score Yet The Shepherd of the Hills
  • Jim Lane
1941
No Score Yet Come Live with Me
  • Hired Hand
1941
No Score Yet Winners of the West
  • Tex Houston
1940
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady
  • Pucey Kintner
1940
No Score Yet Congo Maisie
  • Nelson
1940
67% Zanzibar
  • Rhad Ramsey
1940
96% Destry Rides Again
  • Lem Claggett
1939

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Lem Hubley Harley
  • 1970
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Cowboy
  • 1967
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
  • Ben Miller Ben
  • 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Beller Gus Nickels Judge Cooper
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
  • Silvan
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
  • Eben Kent
  • 1952

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