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Frank Lackteen

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Sky (1952)

Lowest Rated: 20% Anthony Adverse (1936)

Birthday: Aug 29, 1897

Birthplace: Not Available

Of Russian heritage, actor Frank Lackteen was born in the area of the world now known as Lebanon. In American films from 1916, the slight, hollow-cheeked, scar-faced Lackteen trafficked in a uniquely maleficent brand of screen villainy. When talkies arrived, his indeterminately foreign accent enhanced his disreputable image. For four decades, he played assassins, smugglers, cult leaders, poisoners, insurrectionists, kidnappers and two-bit hoodlums. He was seen as sinister Arabs, sinister East Indians, sinister Native Americans and sinister South Sea Islanders. A fixture of weekly movie serials since 1916's The Yellow Menace, he played parts of all variety in such chapter plays as Tarzan the Fearless (1933), Wild Bill Hickock (1938), Don Winslow of the Navy (1941), Jungle Girl (1941), Black Widow (1947), Superman (1948). On a lighter note, Frank Lackteen was a regular in Columbia's comedy 2-reelers, menacing everyone from Charley Chase to the Three Stooges.

Highest Rated Movies



94% The Ten Commandments Old Man Praying/Old Man in Granary/Hebrew at Datha 1956
No Score Yet Flesh and the Spur Indian Chief 1956
No Score Yet Devil Goddess Nkruma 1955
No Score Yet Phantom of the Rue Morgue Gendarme Chavet (uncredited) 1954
No Score Yet King of the Khyber Rifles Ahmed 1953
100% The Big Sky Indian (uncredited) 1952
78% Kim Shadow 1951
No Score Yet Indian Territory Indian 1950
No Score Yet The Mysterious Desperado Pedro 1949
No Score Yet Malice in the Palace Haffa Dolla 1949
No Score Yet Frontier Gal Cherokee 1945
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights Camel Driver 1945
No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Photographer 1945
No Score Yet Can't Help Singing Actor 1944
100% The Mask of Dimitrios Officer in Smyrna 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Javanese Conductor 1944
86% The Song of Bernadette Man 1943
100% Sahara Arab Guide 1943
No Score Yet Passport to Suez Launderer 1943
No Score Yet Bombs Over Burma Hallam 1943
No Score Yet Above Suspicion Arab Vendor 1943
71% For Whom the Bell Tolls Elias' Man 1943
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds Indian 1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Bidder 1942
78% Reap the Wild Wind Cutler Men in Barrel Room 1942
No Score Yet Jungle Girl Shamba 1941
100% The Sea Wolf Smoke 1941
67% The Mummy's Hand Priest 1940
No Score Yet Captain Caution Slade's Mate 1940
No Score Yet Stagecoach War Twister Maxwell 1940
100% The Sea Hawk Capt. Ortiz 1940
75% Strange Cargo Convict 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Arab Man 1940
No Score Yet Moon over Burma Khran 1940
No Score Yet The Rains Came Engineer 1939
No Score Yet Juarez Coachman 1939
No Score Yet Six Thousand Enemies Bolo 1939
50% Four Men and a Prayer Native 1938
No Score Yet Suez Swami 1938
No Score Yet Red Barry Quong Lee 1938
No Score Yet I Cover the War Mustapha 1937
No Score Yet Left-Handed Law Joe Hernandez 1937
No Score Yet Radio Patrol Tahata 1937
No Score Yet Isle of Fury Old Native 1936
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Eagle Feather (uncredited) 1936
20% Anthony Adverse Arab 1936
71% Charge of the Light Brigade Panjari 1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous Customs Officer in Mexico 1935
No Score Yet British Agent Suspect 1934
No Score Yet Tarzan the Fearless Abdul 1933
No Score Yet Rustlers' Roundup Actor 1933
No Score Yet Texas Pioneers scout 1932
No Score Yet Come On, Danger! Piute 1932
No Score Yet Cracked Nuts Assassin 1931
No Score Yet Hawk of the Hills The Hawk 1929
No Score Yet The Pony Express Charlie Bent 1925


No Score Yet The Three Stooges


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