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Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975)

Thomas Hart Benton was born on April 15, 1889 in Neosho, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on The United States Steel Hour (1953), Night Descends on Treasure Island (1940) and They Drew Fire (2000). He died on January 19, 1975 in Kansas City, Missouri. See full bio »

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They Drew Fire Art Department
Omnibus Himself (segment "The Bentons at Home")


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 2000 They Drew Fire (TV Movie documentary) (artwork)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (set designer - 1 episode)
- Tom Sawyer (1956) ... (set designer)
 1955 The Kentuckian (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Water (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 Night Descends on Treasure Island (Short documentary) (art work)
 1914 Eve's Daughter (Short) (scenic artist - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Who's News (NBC Radio syndication) Benton chats with George Romilly on this transcribed series. 5 minutes. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on his friendship with director Rex Ingram] One time Rex got it into his head that I might be made into an actor and gave me a part in a barroom scene with Paddy Sullivan and Jimmy Kelly and a lot of the other pugs of those days who put on the fights for the movies. When that picture came out, it went into theaters in Missouri and some friends of my father saw it, recognized me, and told him ... See more »


Benton worked in the film industry circa 1916-1917 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He was hired by former roommate Rex Ingram to provide scenic research, set design and painted backgrounds. See more »

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