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Frank Lackteen

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Sky (1952)
Lowest Rated:   13% Anthony Adverse (1936)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
100% 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 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
No Score Yet The Mask of Dimitrios
  • Officer in Smyrna
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Javanese Conductor
1944
80% 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
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Elias' Man
1943
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds
  • Indian
1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights
  • Bidder
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Cutler Men in Barrel Room
1942
No Score Yet Jungle Girl
  • Shamba
1941
No Score Yet 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 The Rains Came
  • Engineer
1939
No Score Yet Juarez
  • Coachman
1939
No Score Yet Six Thousand Enemies
  • Bolo
1939
No Score Yet 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 Radio Patrol
  • Tahata
1937
No Score Yet Isle of Fury
  • Old Native
1936
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain
  • Eagle Feather (uncredited)
1936
13% Anthony Adverse
  • Arab
1936
83% 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 Cracked Nuts
  • Assassin
1931
No Score Yet Hawk of the Hills
  • The Hawk
1929
No Score Yet The Pony Express
  • Charlie Bent
1925

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