The 20 Best Films of Tom Ricketts

by kobe1413 | created - 19 Nov 2014 | updated - 12 Jul 2018 | Public

The twenty of the best films from Tom Ricketts.

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1. Black Oxen (1923)

80 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A Manhattan playboy falls in love with a mysterious European woman, whom he notices as an exact double for a famous socialite who disappeared at the turn of the century. At first, he thinks... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Conway Tearle, Tom Ricketts, Tom Guise

Votes: 122

2. A Tailor-Made Man (1922)

90 min | Comedy

John Paul Bart is mistaken for the arbitrator in a big steamship labor case when in actuality he is a lowly pants presser. When the truth comes out, he proves that he is not merely an ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Charles Ray, Tom Ricketts, Ethel Grandin, Victor Potel

3. The Lavender Bath Lady (1922)


Young shop girl Mamie Conroy, and wealthy Jeanette Gregory become close friends. When Mamie foils an attempted abduction of Jeanette, the latter's grandfather, Simon Gregory, brings Mamie ... See full summary »

Director: King Baggot | Stars: Gladys Walton, Charlotte Pierce, Edmund Burns, Tom Ricketts

4. Alice Adams (1923)

73 min | Drama

Alice (Florence Vidor) is not satisfied with her family's financial situation and tries to convince others that she comes from a wealthy family. In the end she discovers that she is only ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Florence Vidor, Claude Gillingwater, Harold Goodwin, Margaret McWade

7. Within the Law (1923)

105 min | Drama

When Mary Turner is sent to prison for a crime she did not commit, she vows upon her release to take vengeance on those who wronged her, always staying however within the letter of the law.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Lew Cody, Jack Mulhall, Eileen Percy

Votes: 89 | Gross: $0.19M

8. Strangers of the Night (1923)

80 min | Comedy, Mystery

A rousing fusion of satire, mystery and action. Aristrocrat Ambrose Applejohn is aching for excitement. He gets more than he bargained for when the two Russian thieves Anna Valeska and her ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Matt Moore, Enid Bennett, Barbara La Marr, Robert McKim

Gross: $0.21M

10. The House of a Thousand Scandals (1915)

Drama, Romance

After inheriting his grandfather's estate, John Wright rides through a wooded area and sees Martha Hobbs struggling with Ralph, the man whom her heartless father wants her to marry. John ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: Harold Lockwood, May Allison, Mrs. Tom Ricketts, William Ehfe

Tom Ricketts adapts and directs this drama from a story from Theodosia Harris.

11. Life's Blind Alley (1916)

Drama, Romance

After becoming Adam Keating's partner in a ranching venture, Walt Landis hopes to become his son-in-law as well. Adam's daughter Helen, however, has different ideas, and marries the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: Harold Lockwood, May Allison, Nell Franzen, Robert Klein

Ricketts writes and directs this feature from American Film.

12. The End of the Road (1915)

Drama, Romance

Paul Harvard, who is the son of a wealthy Northerner, is invited for an indefinite stay to the Carolina Pines. Arriving at the Pines, he meets Judge Bulstring, who commissions Dr. Sterling ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: Harold Lockwood, May Allison, William Stowell, William Ehfe

Ricketts directs this feature that was adapted from Grattan Donnelly's play.

13. The Buzzard's Shadow (1915)


At a remote army fort in the desert, Alice Corbett--a widow with a small daughter--makes money by doing laundry and cooking for the soldiers. Sgt. Barnes, a scout at the post, gradually ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: Harold Lockwood, May Allison, William Stowell, Harry von Meter

Ricketts directs this feature starring May Allison and Harry Lockwood.

Rickett's directs this feature adapted from Lucia Chamberlain's novel.

15. Damaged Goods (1914)


"Damaged Goods" pictures the terrible consequences of vice and the physical ruin that follows the abuse of moral law. It is a stirring plea for a pure life before marriage, in order to make... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: Richard Bennett, Adrienne Morrison, Maud Milton, Olive Templeton

Ricketts first feature film was a morality story adapted from a play from Eugene Brieux.

16. Beating the Game (I) (1921)

Crime, Drama

Professional safecracker Fancy Charlie breaks into the apartment of G.B. Lawson, a criminologist, and mistakenly believes that he has robbed a fellow safecracker. Out of "professional ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Tom Moore, Hazel Daly, DeWitt Jennings, Richard Rosson

Ricketts writes and directs this short starring May Allison and Harry Lockwood.

Ricketts writes and directs this film starring Harry Lockwood and May Allison.

Ricketts wrote and directed this American Film short starring May Allison.

21. In the Moonlight (1914)

Short, Drama

George Lytton and Mary Lang ton, guests at the home of Mrs. Westley, Mary's sister, are strangely influenced while canoeing on the moonlit waters of a lagoon. Hours seem like minutes. When ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: Edward Coxen, Winifred Greenwood, George Field, William Bertram

Ricketts directs, and for the first time, writes, this short for American Film.

22. The Best Man Wins (1911)

Short, Comedy, Romance

An Easterner wins the girl of his choice in a Western ploughing contest.

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: Harold Lockwood, Dorothy Davenport, Russell Bassett, Alice Davenport

Tom Ricketts makes a short for Nestor that stars Harry Lockwood and Dorothy Davenport. Ricketts also made his writing debut with this film.

24. A Brave Little Woman (1912)

Comedy, Romance, Short

Daniel Lyttell is very ill, but Doctor Bozel assures Clara that the crisis is over and that her husband will eventually get well. In the dead of the night, a burglar enters the Lyttell home... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: Harold Lockwood, Dorothy Davenport

Votes: 5

Ricketts writes and directs this drama for Nestor.

27. Girls (1919)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

Man-haters Pamela Gordon, Violet and Kate West, each disappointed in love, vow never to marry, and room together with a sign above their door reading "No man shall cross this threshold." ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Edwards | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Mary Warren, Helene Chadwick, Harrison Ford

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