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Ian Keith

Highest Rated:   100% Nightmare Alley (1947)
Lowest Rated:   14% Forever Amber (1947)
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Tall, handsome, golden-throated leading man Ian Keith became a Broadway favorite in the 1920s. He also pursued a sporadic silent film career, appearing opposite the illustrious likes of Gloria Swanson and Lon Chaney Sr. A natural for talkies, Keith appeared in such early sound efforts as Raoul Walsh's The Big Trail (1930) and D.W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln (1930) (in which he played John Wilkes Booth). A favorite of Cecil B. DeMille, Keith stole the show as the cultured, soft-spoken Saladin in DeMille's The Crusades (1935). A rambunctious night life and an inclination towards elbow-bending reduced Keith's stature in Hollywood, and by the mid-1940s he was occasionally obliged to appear in such cheapies as the 1946 "Bowery Boys" epic Mr. Hex. His final screen appearance was a cameo as Rameses I in DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956). Among Ian Keith's wives was stage luminary Blanche Yurka and silent-film leading lady Ethel Clayton.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
94% The Ten Commandments
  • Rameses I
1956
No Score Yet New York Confidential
  • Waluska
1955
No Score Yet Prince Of Players
  • King in Hamlet
1955
63% It Came from Beneath the Sea
  • Adm. Burns
1955
No Score Yet The Black Shield of Falworth
  • King Henry IV
1954
71% The Three Musketeers
  • De Rochefort
1948
14% Forever Amber
  • Tybalt
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's Dilemma
  • Vitamin
1947
No Score Yet Border Feud
  • Doc Peters
1947
100% Nightmare Alley
  • Pete
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
  • Vitamin Flintheart
1946
40% The Strange Woman
  • Lincoln Partridge
1946
No Score Yet Northwest Trail
  • Inspector McGrath
1945
No Score Yet The Spanish Main
  • Capt. Lussan
1945
No Score Yet Identity Unknown
  • Maj. Williams
1945
No Score Yet Fog Island
  • Dr. Lake
1945
100% Captain Kidd
  • Lord Albermarle
1945
No Score Yet The Chinese Cat
  • Recknick
1944
No Score Yet Wild Horse Stampede
  • Carson
1943
No Score Yet Corregidor
  • Capt. Morris
1943
100% Five Graves to Cairo
  • British Captain
1943
No Score Yet The Payoff
  • Inspector
1942
No Score Yet Remember Pearl Harbor
  • Capt. Hudson
1942
83% All This, and Heaven Too
  • Delangle
1940
100% The Sea Hawk
  • Peralta
1940
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Sen. Crawford
1938
No Score Yet Wallaby Jim of the Islands
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland
  • James Stuart Moray
1936
No Score Yet The White Legion
  • Dr. Julian Murray
1936
No Score Yet The Crusades
  • Saladin, Sultan of Islam
1935
88% Cleopatra
  • Octavian
1934
89% Queen Christina
  • Magnus
1933
33% The Sign of the Cross
  • Tigellinus
1932
No Score Yet The Deceiver
  • Reginald Thorpe
1931
No Score Yet Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise
  • Robert Lane
1931
No Score Yet The Phantom of Paris
  • Marquis Du Touchais
1931
No Score Yet The Sin Ship
  • Marsden
1931
100% Abraham Lincoln
  • John Wilkes Booth
1930
100% The Big Trail
  • Bill Thorpe
1930
No Score Yet The Divine Lady
  • Greville
1929
No Score Yet Two Arabian Knights
  • Shevket
1927
No Score Yet The Love of Sunya
  • Anthony
1927
No Score Yet Manhandled
  • Robert Brandt
1924

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