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Tom Ewell is a Actor American born on 29 april 1909 at Owensboro (USA)

Tom Ewell

Tom Ewell
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Birth name Samuel Yewell Tompkins
Nationality USA
Birth 29 april 1909 at Owensboro (USA)
Death 12 september 1994 (at 85 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Tom Ewell (April 29, 1909 – September 12, 1994) was an American actor. His most successful and arguably most identifiable role is of Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch which he played on both the Broadway stage (1952-1954) and in the 1955 Hollywood film. He played in several other light comedies in the 1950s, though he preferred to work on the stage.


On March 18, 1946, he married Ann Abbott, daughter of Broadway director George Abbott; the short-lived marriage ended in divorce a year later. Ewell then married Marjorie Sanborn on May 5, 1948, producing a son, Taylor.

Usually with

Frank Tashlin
Frank Tashlin
(2 films)
Lyle Wheeler
Lyle Wheeler
(4 films)
Ben Nye
Ben Nye
(3 films)
Lou Costello
Lou Costello
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tom Ewell (22 films)

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Easy Money
Easy Money (1983)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Val Avery
Roles Scrappleton
Rating61% 3.0994353.0994353.0994353.0994353.099435
Montgomery "Monty" Capuletti (Rodney Dangerfield) is a hard-living, heavy-drinking, pot-smoking, gambling family man who makes his living as a baby photographer in New Dorp, Staten Island. He loves his wife Rose (Candy Azzara) but has a very tense relationship with his wealthy, snobbish mother-in-law, Mrs. Monahan (Geraldine Fitzgerald), who runs a successful department store chain and hates the way Monty acts and lives (the film lightly touches on ethnic rivalry---Dangerfield's character is a stereotype of Italians often invoked by the Irish, while his wife's family represent the more puritanical, staid lace curtain Irish stereotypes).
The Great Gatsby, 2h24
Directed by Jack Clayton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston, Karen Black, Scott Wilson
Roles Mourner (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.19933.19933.19933.19933.1993
Gatsby le Magnifique (The Great Gatsby) dépeint le tableau de la haute aristocratie américaine en mal de vivre. Après la Première Guerre mondiale, dans les années 1920, les « années folles », l'élégant et mystérieux Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford), millionnaire à la fortune douteuse, est obsédé par la belle Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow), un amour de jeunesse qu'il tente de reconquérir. Une superbe et tragique histoire d'amour naît.
They Only Kill Their Masters
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, June Allyson, Tom Ewell, Harry Guardino
Roles Walter
Rating61% 3.097283.097283.097283.097283.09728
Abel Marsh is a sarcastic, thick-skinned police chief in a small West Coast seaside town — the fictional Eden Landing, located somewhere between San Francisco and Los Angeles, where everyone knows each other. When one of its citizens is killed under mysterious circumstances many rumors arise, the most notorious of them being that the victim was killed by her own Doberman Pinscher.
To Find a Man, 1h30
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Pamela Sue Martin, Phyllis Newman, Tom Bosley, Tom Ewell, Antonia Rey, Lloyd Bridges
Roles Dr. Hargrove
Rating71% 3.5519553.5519553.5519553.5519553.551955
Rosalind McCarthy is a spoiled 16-year-old who returns home to New York City from boarding school for the holidays. She confides to a friend, Andy, that she might be pregnant.
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?, 1h53
Directed by Hy Averback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film
Actors Brian Keith, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Ivan Dixon, Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Ewell
Roles Billy Joe Davis
Rating54% 2.710512.710512.710512.710512.71051
Col. Flanders commands a U.S. Army base in the South. To improve relations with the locals, he decides to throw a community dance. He gives the assignment to Warrant Officer Nace, sergeants Gambroni and Jones and a captain, Myerson.
The World of Abbott and Costello, 1h15
Directed by Sidney Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bud Abbott, Jack E. Leonard, Lou Costello, Tom Ewell, Margaret Hamilton, Bela Lugosi
Roles Nugget Joe McDermott in Lost In Alaska (archive footage)
Rating63% 3.194183.194183.194183.194183.19418
This film is a compilation of scenes from eighteen films that Abbott and Costello made for Universal Pictures between 1941 and 1955. Comedian Jack E. Leonard provides the narration for the film, which incorporates scenes from the following films:
Tender Is the Night, 2h22
Directed by Henry King
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards, Joan Fontaine, Tom Ewell, Cesare Danova, Jill St John
Roles Abe North
Rating60% 3.0000253.0000253.0000253.0000253.000025
At a party in the south of France, when she sees her husband, Dr. Dick Diver, take an interest in an American movie starlet, Rosemary Hoyt, jealousy gets the better of Nicole Diver, a woman with many emotional issues.
State Fair
State Fair (1962)
, 1h58
Directed by José Ferrer
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Tom Ewell, Alice Faye
Roles Abel Frake
Rating58% 2.949662.949662.949662.949662.94966
Une famille de fermiers de l'Iowa se met en route pour la foire annuelle. Tandis que les parents espèrent gagner des concours, leurs deux grands enfants, Margy et Wayne, font chacun une rencontre amoureuse...
The Girl Can't Help It, 1h39
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Henry Jones, Julie London, John Emery
Roles Tom Miller
Rating67% 3.3953753.3953753.3953753.3953753.395375
A slot-machine mobster, Marty "Fats" Murdock (Edmond O'Brien), wants his blonde girlfriend, Jerri Jordan (Jayne Mansfield), to be a singing star, despite her seeming lack of talent. He hires alcoholic press agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to promote Jordan, both because of his past success with the career of singer Julie London (a fiction of the script) and because he never makes sexual advances towards his female clients.
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts, 1h39
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Children's films
Actors Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason, Les Tremayne, Gregory Walcott
Roles Gregory Whitcomb
Rating58% 2.9059352.9059352.9059352.9059352.905935
TV writer Greg Whitcomb did his military service heroically but now has settled into everyday life with a young wife, Katy. A letter from the war department arrives that Katy believes is calling Greg back to active duty from the Air Force reserve, but she hides it during a party celebrating their wedding anniversary.
The Great American Pastime
Directed by Herman Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Tom Ewell, Ann Miller, Anne Francis, Dean Jones, Judson Pratt, Raymond Bailey
Roles Bruce Hallerton
Rating56% 2.808862.808862.808862.808862.80886
In a small New York town called Willow Falls, a new manager is needed for the Panthers, a local Little League baseball team. Bruce Hallerton, a lawyer by trade, volunteers for the job, deciding it would be a way to spend more time with his son, Dennis.
The Seven Year Itch, 1h40
Directed by Billy Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Robert Strauss, Sonny Tufts, Oskar Homolka
Roles Richard Sherman
Rating70% 3.5495153.5495153.5495153.5495153.549515
Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) is a nerdy, faithful, middle-aged publishing executive with an overactive imagination and a mid-life crisis, whose wife Helen (Evelyn Keyes) and son Ricky (Butch Bernard) are spending the summer in Maine. When he returns home with the kayak paddle Ricky accidentally left behind, he meets a woman (Marilyn Monroe), a commercial actress and former model who rents the apartment upstairs while in town to make television spots for a brand of toothpaste. That evening, he works on proofreading a book in which psychiatrist Dr. Brubaker (Oskar Homolka) claims that a significant proportion of men have extra-marital affairs in the seventh year of marriage. He has an imaginary conversation with Helen, trying to convince her, in three fantasy sequences, that he is irresistible to women, including his secretary, a nurse and her bridesmaid, but she laughs it off. A tomato plant then crashes into his lounge chair; the woman upstairs apologizes for accidentally knocking it over, and Richard invites her down for a drink.
Back at the Front, 1h27
Directed by George Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film
Actors Tom Ewell, Harvey Lembeck, Mari Blanchard, Richard Long, Gregg Palmer, Barry Kelley
Roles Willie
Rating65% 3.258133.258133.258133.258133.25813
Willie (Ewell) and Joe (Lembeck) are two U.S. Army veterans of World War II who got through the war by Goldbricking. After returning to civilian life they are recalled to active duty and end up part of the post war occupation forces in Japan. Chaos ensues as they attempt one con job after another in order to avoid work details and get leave to spend time in Tokyo.