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Frank Lackteen (1897–1968)

Shifty-eyed, high-cheekboned character player who, stealthy and scowling, portrayed exotic villains in US films for five decades from 1916. See full bio »

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 1965 The Bounty Killer
Bartender in Cantina / Man in Audience
 1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter
Poker Player
 1960 Three Came to Kill
Premier Guran Nara
 1959 The Atomic Submarine
Passerby (uncredited)
 1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Chieftain
- Running Horse (1958) ... Chieftain
 1958 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Chief
- The Fire Eater (1958) ... Chief
 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Silver Horse
- The Daughter of Casey O'Grady (1958) ... Silver Horse
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Caballero
- Massacre (1958) ... Caballero
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Old Slave Praying (uncredited)
 1956 Flesh and the Spur
Indian Chief
 1956 Blazing the Overland Trail
Chief War Eagle (uncredited)
 1956 Perils of the Wilderness
Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Tom-Tom
- The Seeds of Hate (1955) ... Tom-Tom
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Smuggler (1955) ... (unconfirmed)
 1955 The Twinkle in God's Eye
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1955 Devil Goddess
Nkruma
 1955 Of Cash and Hash (Short)
Red Watkins
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Haseen
- The Curse of the Pharaohs (1954) ... Haseen
 1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue
Gendarme Chavet (uncredited)
 1953 King of the Khyber Rifles
Ahmed (uncredited)
 1953 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
King Lasho
- Gypsy Destiny (1953) ... King Lasho
 1953 Northern Patrol
Dancing Horse
 1953 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Indian
- The Silver Fox Hunt (1953) ... Indian
 1952 The Big Sky
Indian (uncredited)
 1952 Desert Pursuit
Indian Bodyguard
 1952 Flaming Feather
Hopi Joe (uncredited)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Manuel
- Sunflower Seed Story (1952) ... Manuel
 1951 The Prince Who Was a Thief
Blind Beggar (uncredited)
 1951 So You Want to Be a Cowboy (Short)
Indian in Western Movie (uncredited)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Akbar
- Gold Venom (1951) ... Akbar
 1950 The Magnavox Theatre (TV Series)
Broken Head
- The Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill (1950) ... Broken Head (as Running Deer in Credits)
 1950 Kim
Chunder's Shadow (uncredited)
 1950 North of the Great Divide
Peace Pipe-Passer (uncredited)
 1950 Indian Territory
Indian (uncredited)
 1950 Bomba and the Hidden City
Village Chieftain (uncredited)
 1950 The Desert Hawk
One-Eyed Arab (uncredited)
 1950 Snow Dog
White Eagle (uncredited)
 1950 Captive Girl
Village Elder (uncredited)
 1950 Dakota Lil
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1949 The Cowboy and the Indians
Joe Blue Eagle (uncredited)
 1949 Amazon Quest
Native Chief
 1949 Son of a Badman
Piute
 1949 Daughter of the Jungle
Mahorib
 1948 Congo Bill
Nagu, Witch Doctor (uncredited)
 1948 Superman
Hawkins (uncredited)
 1948 Man-Eater of Kumaon
Villager
 1948 To the Ends of the Earth
Camel Driver (uncredited)
 1948 Shivering Sherlocks (Short)
Red Watkins
 1947 Trail of the Mounties
Trapper Pierre
 1947 The Black Widow
A. Kabob (uncredited)
 1947 Oregon Trail Scouts
Chief Running Fox
 1947 Nervous Shakedown (Short)
Dr. Flint
 1946 Singin' in the Corn
Medicine Man
 1946 Lost City of the Jungle
The Blind Beggar [Chs. 2, 4, 7, 10-12] (uncredited)
 1946 Blonde Alibi
Doorman (uncredited)
 1946 A Bird in the Head (Short)
Nikko
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Comanche Guide (uncredited)
 1945 Frontier Gal
Cherokee
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights
Camel Driver (uncredited)
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Photographer (uncredited)
 1945 Conflict
1st Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1945 Counter-Attack
Mongolian Partisan (uncredited)
 1945 Under Western Skies
Dan Boone (uncredited)
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Man with Gunfighter (uncredited)
 1944 Moonlight and Cactus
Ogala
 1944 Wedded Bliss (Short)
 1944 The Desert Hawk
Faud, the Chief Chamberlain
 1944 The Mask of Dimitrios
Turkish Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Javanese Conductor (uncredited)
 1944 Action in Arabia
Ali Omar (uncredited)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943/I Sahara
Sheik Ali (uncredited)
 1943 Headin' for God's Country
Minnemook (uncredited)
 1943 Passport to Suez
Laundry Proprietor (uncredited)
 1943 Frontier Badmen
Cherokee
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Elias' Man (uncredited)
 1943 Boobs in the Night (Short)
 1943 Above Suspicion
Arab Vendor in Paris (uncredited)
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Arab Leader (uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas
Maj. Danilov
 1942 Arabian Nights
Bidder (uncredited)
 1942 Half Way to Shanghai
Train conductor ("Guard")
 1942 All Work and No Pay (Short)
Short Jewel Thief
 1942 Bombs Over Burma
Hallam
 1942 The Girl from Alaska
Cultis Jim (uncredited)
 1942 Ghost Town Law
Pawnee (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
 1942 Always in My Heart
Pedro (uncredited)
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Indian at Foster's (uncredited)
 1942 Don Winslow of the Navy
Koloka [Chs. 6-7] (uncredited)
 1941 Sweet Spirits of Nighter (Short)
Grave Robber
 1941 South of Tahiti
Besar
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
Mordant (uncredited)
 1941 Jungle Girl
Shamba
 1940 Moon Over Burma
Khran
 1940 Dark Streets of Cairo
Phony Blind Beggar (uncredited)
 1940 Meet the Wildcat
Worker (uncredited)
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Gatling-Gun Man (uncredited)
 1940 The Gay Caballero
Peon Messenger (uncredited)
 1940 The Mummy's Hand
Temple Priest (uncredited)
 1940 Girl from Havana
Captured smuggler
 1940 Captain Caution
Mr. Furneaux - Slade's Mate (uncredited)
 1940 Stagecoach War
Twister Maxwell, Holt's stableman
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Capt. Ortiz (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Cisco Kid
Murdered Bandit (uncredited)
 1940 Strange Cargo
Convict (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Arab Man (uncredited)
 1939 The Kansas Terrors
Captain Gonzales
 1939 The Rains Came
Engineer (uncredited)
 1939 The Girl and the Gambler
Tomaso
 1939 6,000 Enemies
Prisoner Bolo (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Indian (uncredited)
 1939 Juarez
Coachman
 1939 Arrest Bulldog Drummond
Native Selling Rifle (uncredited)
 1938 Red Barry
Quong Lee
 1938 Suez
Swami (uncredited)
 1938 The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
The Vulture (uncredited)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Native (uncredited)
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
Pedro (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Pirate (uncredited)
 1937 Man Bites Lovebug (Short)
Henry (uncredited)
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
Henchman Yoroslaff
 1937 Conquest
Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 Radio Patrol
Mr. Tahata, alias Warner the Great
 1937 Carnival Queen
Ala Ben Ala
 1937 I Cover the War
Mustapha (uncredited)
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady
Chieftain (uncredited)
 1937 Left-Handed Law
Joe Hernandez (uncredited)
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Panjari (uncredited)
 1936 Isle of Fury
Lanar
 1936 Mummy's Boys
Second Oriental
 1936 Women Are Trouble
Pusher's Henchman (uncredited)
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Arab (uncredited)
 1936 Under Two Flags
Chief Ben Hamidou (uncredited)
 1936 Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Eagle Feather (uncredited)
 1936 Rose of the Rancho
Peon Spy (uncredited)
 1935 Timber Terrors
Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous
Customs Officer in Mexico (uncredited)
 1935 The Three Musketeers
Paris Gate Watch (uncredited)
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Half-breed Indian
 1934 British Agent
Suspect (scenes deleted)
 1934 Young Eagles
Temple Guard (uncredited)
 1934 Lazy River
Sam Kee's Henchman (uncredited)
 1933 Tarzan the Fearless
Abdul
 1933 Rustlers' Roundup
Henchman 'Bayhorse'
 1933 Clancy of the Mounted
Wolf Fang
 1933 Treason
Chet Dawson
 1933 Nagana
Ivory Trader
 1932 Come on Danger!
Piute - Sanderson Foreman
 1932 The Last Frontier
Chief Pawnee Blood (as Frank Lachteen)
 1932 Heroes of the West
Buckskin Joe
 1932 Texas Pioneers
Renegade Henchman (uncredited)
 1931 Law of the Tong
Yuen Lee
 1931 Land of Wanted Men
Lonie
 1931 Son of India
Bandit with Juggat (uncredited)
 1931 Cracked Nuts
Assassin (uncredited)
 1931 Hell's Valley
Henchman
 1931 Cimarron
Man Warning Yountis (uncredited)
 1930 Captain Thunder
Messenger (uncredited)
 1930 Monsieur Le Fox
Flash (uncredited)
 1930 The Lash
Caballero (uncredited)
 1930 Renegades
Arab (uncredited)
 1930 The Pay-Off
Mobster (uncredited)
 1930 Men of the North
Frank (uncredited)
 1930 Under a Texas Moon
Pablo (uncredited)
 1930 The Jade Box
Cultist (uncredited)
 1930 Girl of the Port
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1929 Queen of the Northwoods
Jacques De Brun
 1929 Hawk of the Hills
The Hawk
 1929 The Fire Detective
Mr. Tarrant
 1928 The Tiger's Shadow
Dr. Sandro
 1928 Court-Martial
'Devil' Dawson
 1928 Prowlers of the Sea
Ramón Sánchez
 1927 The Warning
Tso Lin
 1927 Hawk of the Hills
The Hawk
 1926 The House Without a Key
Kaohla
 1926 The Unknown Cavalier
Bad Man
 1926 Lightnin' Wins (Short)
The Master Criminal
 1926 The Last Frontier
Pawnee Killer
 1926 Desert Gold
Yaqui
 1925 The Pony Express
Charlie Bent
 1925 Sunken Silver
Rodney Hade
 1925 Idaho
Tex Osborne
 1924 Into the Net
Dr. Vining
 1924 The Virgin
Ricardo's Valet
 1924 The Fortieth Door
Hamid Bey
 1923 Her Dangerous Path
Malay George
 1922 The Timber Queen
Vance
 1922 White Eagle
Crouching More
 1921 The Avenging Arrow
Pablo
 1918 Woman
 1916 The Yellow Menace
Chinese Heavy
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Running Deer in Credits | Frank Lachteen
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Swarthy, pock-marked, cadaverous-looking character actor, born in Lebanon to Russian immigrants. In Hollywood from 1915 after a stint in Canada, he acquired his niche playing sinister Indians and cold-blooded killers in westerns and serials. During the silent period, he worked variously at Universal, Paramount, Vitagraph and First National. From the 1930's, he was often seen in films for Columbia... See more »

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