Ian Keith

Ian Keith

Highest Rated: 100% Nightmare Alley (1947)

Lowest Rated: 11% Forever Amber (1947)

Birthday: Feb 27, 1899

Birthplace: Not Available

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



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
78% The Three Musketeers De Rochefort 1948
11% 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 Three Musketeers de Rochefort 1935
100% The Crusades Saladin, Sultan of Islam 1935
82% Cleopatra Octavian 1934
90% 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
90% 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


Rameses I says: So let it be written. So let it be done.