Thomas Carr (director)


Thomas Carr (director)

Thomas Carr (July 4, 1907 - April 23, 1997) was an American film director of Hollywood movies and television programs.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1907, Carr was born into an acting family. His father was the actor William Carr and his mother was the actress Mary Carr. Thomas Carr followed the family profession, and in 1915 began acting in silent films. From 1915 through 1953, Carr played small supporting roles in a number of low budget Hollywood films. However, Carr's star never caught on. In 1945 he turned to directing, and from 1945 through 1951 Carr directed numerous B movies for Hollywood's poverty row. Most of Carr's films were Westerns; however, in 1948 he was co-director (along with Spencer Gordon Bennet) of the live-action Superman serial. From 1951 to 1968, Carr's directing was focused mainly on television. He directed episodes of numerous television shows in the 1950s and 1960s, including episodes of Lassie, The Adventures of Superman, Daniel Boone, and Gunsmoke.

Thomas Carr retired from directing in 1968. He died in Ventura, California on 23 April 1997.

Partial filmography

*"Jesse James Rides Again", 1947
*"Brick Bradford", 1947
*"Superman", 1948
*"Congo Bill", 1948

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