Thomas A. Curran
|Thomas A. Curran|
Thomas A. Curran in 1916
May 29, 1879|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||January 24, 1941
Hollywood, California, United States
Thomas A. Curran (May 29, 1879 – January 24, 1941), was an Australian-born American actor on the stage and in motion pictures. Between 1915 and 1941 he appeared in 60 films, the last of which was Citizen Kane, in which he played the uncredited role of Theodore Roosevelt in the "News on the March" newsreel sequence.
Thomas A. Curran was born May 29, 1879, in Australia. He studied acting in the United States, where he made his stage debut in 1897. After returning to Australia for a few years, he returned to the U.S. in 1912 or 1913 and worked in vaudeville and repertory theatre. He acted in the original productions of Excuse Me written by Rupert Hughes (later adapted twice for the screen) and Oh, Oh, Delphine.
Curran was signed to a three-year contract by the Thanhouser Company in 1915 and made 22 films, including The World and the Woman with Jeanne Eagels and Inspiration, the first non-pornographic American film to show full female nudity. In his later years he moved to California and made his living playing bit parts and small roles in studio films. His last film appearance was as Teddy Roosevelt in the "News on the March" sequence in Citizen Kane. The film had not yet been released when Curran, aged 61, died in Hollywood January 24, 1941.
|1915||From the River's Depths|||
|1915||Price of Her Silence, TheThe Price of Her Silence||The Artist|||
|1915||Earl of Pawtucket, TheThe Earl of Pawtucket||Fordyce|||
|1915||Greater Love Hath No Man||Dr. Merton|||
|1915||Commuted Sentence, TheThe Commuted Sentence||Governor|||
|1915||In Baby's Garden||Jack|||
|1915||Inspiration||The Artist||Reissued as The Perfect Model (1918)|
|1915||Her Confession||Emerald Vinton|||
|1915||Necklace of Pearls, TheThe Necklace of Pearls||The Banker|||
|1916||Bubbles in the Glass, TheThe Bubbles in the Glass|||
|1916||Cruise of Fate, TheThe Cruise of Fate|||
|1916||Sailor's Smiling Spirit, TheThe Sailor's Smiling Spirit|||
|1916||Weakling, TheThe Weakling|||
|1916||Nymph, TheThe Nymph|||
|1916||Black Terror, TheThe Black Terror|||
|1916||World and the Woman, TheThe World and the Woman||James Palmer|||
|1917||Modern Monte Cristo, AA Modern Monte Cristo||William Deane|||
|1917||Vicar of Wakefield, TheThe Vicar of Wakefield||Geoffrey; Mr. Burchell|||
|1917||When Love Was Blind||John Grayson|||
|1917||Candy Girl, TheThe Candy Girl|||
|1917||Amateur Orphan, AnAn Amateur Orphan|||
|1917||Heart of Ezra Greer, TheThe Heart of Ezra Greer||Denbeigh's guardian|||
|1918||Girl and the Judge, TheThe Girl and the Judge||Frank Lorimer|||
|1928||Ships of the Night||Police chief|||
|1928||Black Pearl, TheThe Black Pearl||Silas Lathrop|||
|1929||Object: Alimony||Philip Stone|||
|1929||Two Sisters||Judge Rhodes|||
|1929||Anne Against the World||Emmett|||
|1929||Phantom in the House, TheThe Phantom in the House||Judge Thompson|||
|1930||Kibitzer, TheThe Kibitzer||Briggs|||
|1931||Mother and Son||Broker|||
|1935||Cowboy Millionaire, TheThe Cowboy Millionaire||Hotel clerk|||
|1935||Annapolis Farewell||Officer on Congress|||
|1936||Milky Way, TheThe Milky Way|||
|1936||Mr. Deeds Goes to Town|||
|1936||White Angel, TheThe White Angel||Officer in barracks|||
|1936||Yours for the Asking|||
|1936||Wanted! Jane Turner|||
|1939||Our Leading Citizen||Member|||
|1941||Citizen Kane||Theodore Roosevelt|||
- "Thomas A. Curran Biography". thanhouser.org. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Thomas Curran". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
- "New Releases on the Mutual Program: The Commuted Sentence". Reel Life. November 6, 1915. p. 5. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
- "New Releases on the Mutual Program: In Baby's Garden". Reel Life. November 6, 1915. p. 10. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
- "New Releases on the Mutual Program: Her Confession". Reel Life. December 4, 1915. p. 9. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
- "New Releases on the Mutual Program: The Necklace of Pearls". Reel Life. December 11, 1915. p. 9. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
- "The Vicar of Wakefield". The Progressive Silent Film List. The Silent Era Company. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- "Ships of the Night". The Progressive Silent Film List. The Silent Era Company. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- "The Phantom in the House". The Progressive Silent Film List. The Silent Era Company. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- Reid, John Howard (2008). Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide. Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu Press. p. 178. ISBN 9781435710733.
- "Mother and Son". BFI Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
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