Ian Keith (I) (1899–1960)

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Ian Keith became a well regarded fixture on the Broadway stage during the 1920s, but from 1924 through the remainder of the decade he expanded his acting into a string of silent movies as well. To begin the next decade, he appeared in the cast of Abraham Lincoln (1930), one of the later movies of D.W. Griffith. His forte was perhaps already ... See full bio »

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The Crusades Saladin - Sultan of Islam
Cleopatra Octavian


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 1959 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Accident (1959)
 1955-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Dr. Fenton
- The Starmaker (1958)
- The Haver Technique (1955) ... Dr. Fenton
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Rameses I
 1956 I Spy (TV Series)
- Lion of France (1956) ... Richelieu
 1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- The Senora (1956)
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi
Jacques Scarlet
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Roland Tarleton
- Rin Tin Tin Meets Shakespeare (1955) ... Roland Tarleton
 1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea
Adm. Burns
 1955 Edgar Allan Poe at West Point (TV Movie)
John Allan
 1955 The Promise (TV Movie)
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- The House Where Time Stopped (1955) ... Brother
 1954-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Fabius Maximus
- Fedar (1955)
- The Roman and the Renegade (1954) ... Fabius Maximus
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
- Jury Duty (1955)
 1955 The Talking Wire (TV Movie)
Gardiner Greene Hubbard
 1955 New York Confidential
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
The Rajah
- The Lady of Rajmahal (1955) ... The Rajah
 1955 Prince of Players
Ghost of Hamlet's Father in 'Hamlet'
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Frank Romer
- The Big Break (1954) ... Frank Romer
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Professor Bergland
- The Electrified Man (1954) ... Professor Bergland
 1954 Deadlock (TV Movie)
 1954 The Lineup (TV Series)
Joseph Finley
- The Finley Case (1954) ... Joseph Finley
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
Nizam of Regalio
- Out of This World: Chapter I (1954) ... Nizam of Regalio
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
King Henry IV
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Captain Rameau
- The Search ... Captain Rameau
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Judge Carleton Summers
- Port of Regrets (1954) ... Judge Carleton Summers
 1953 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Frederick Steele / Father Chevillon / Judge Martin Prentice / ...
- Dark Victory (1953) ... Dr. Frederick Steele
- Seventh Heaven (1953) ... Father Chevillon
- The Witching Hour (1953) ... Judge Martin Prentice
- Candlelight (1953) ... Josef
 1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
 1953 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Roger Van Arsdale
- Romeo and Juliet (1953) ... Roger Van Arsdale
 1952 Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV Series)
- Salvage (1952)
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Landor
- Operation Weekend (1952) ... Dr. Landor
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
- Death Drum (1952)
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
Mister Unique
- A Double-Dyed Deceiver (1950) ... Mister Unique
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- Ninth Life (1950)
- The Joke (1950)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Inspector Hannen / Sir Peter Teazle / Lord Rintoul
- Subway Express (1950) ... Inspector Hannen
- The School for Scandal (1950) ... Sir Peter Teazle
- The Little Minister (1950) ... Lord Rintoul
 1949 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
- Blessed Are They (1949)
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
 1948 The Three Musketeers
 1947 Forever Amber
Tybalt (uncredited)
 1947 Nightmare Alley
Pete Krumbein
 1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma
Vitamin Flintheart
 1947 Border Feud
Doc Peters
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Vitamin Flintheart
 1946 Mr. Hex
Mr. Raymond
 1946 The Strange Woman
Lincoln Pittridge (uncredited)
 1946 Singing on the Trail
Jerry Easton
 1946 Valley of the Zombies
Ormand Murks
 1945 Northwest Trail
Inspector McGrath
 1945 The Spanish Main
Captain Lussan
 1945 Song of Old Wyoming
Lee Landow
 1945 Phantom of the Plains
Talbot Wilberforce Champneys - aka Fancy Charlie
 1945 Identity Unknown
Major Williams
 1945 Fog Island
Dr. Lake
 1945 Under Western Skies
Professor Moffett
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Oliver McQuestion
 1944 Bowery Champs
Ken Duncan
 1944 Cowboy from Lonesome River
Matt Conway
 1944 Charlie Chan in the Chinese Cat
Dr. Paul Recknik
 1944 Arizona Whirlwind
 1944 Casanova in Burlesque
J. Boggs-Robinson
 1943 Here Comes Kelly
L. Herbert Oakley - Attorney
 1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets
Col. Lee [Chs. 9-13]
 1943 Bordertown Gun Fighters
Cameo Shelby
 1943 The Man from Thunder River
Henry Stevens
 1943 Nazty Nuisance
Chief Paj Mab
 1943 Five Graves to Cairo
Capt. St. Bride (uncredited)
 1943 Wild Horse Stampede
 1943 Corregidor
Capt. Morris
 1942 The Sundown Kid
J. Richard Spencer
 1942 Keep 'Em Sailing (Short)
FBI Director Sinclair
 1942 The Pay Off
Inspector Thomas
 1942 Fall in
Army Doctor (uncredited)
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor
Capt. Hudson
 1940 The Sea Hawk
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
Wilton Banks
 1938 The Buccaneer
Sen. Crawford
 1936 White Legion
Dr. Julian Murray
 1936 Mary of Scotland
James Stuart - Earl of Moray
 1936 Don't Gamble with Love
John Crane
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
E. Gordon Smith
 1935 The Three Musketeers
de Rochefort
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Saladin - Sultan of Islam
 1934 Cleopatra
 1934 Dangerous Corner
Martin Chatfield
 1933 Queen Christina
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
 1931 The Deceiver
Reginald Thorpe
 1931 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
Robert Lane
 1931 The Phantom of Paris
Marquis Du Touchais
 1931 The Sin Ship
Smiley Marsden
 1931 A Tailor Made Man
Dr. Von Sonntag
 1930 The Boudoir Diplomat
Baron Belmar
 1930 The Big Trail
Bill Thorpe
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth
 1930 Prince of Diamonds
Rupert Endon
 1929 The Great Divide
Steven Ghent
 1929 Light Fingers
Light Fingers
 1929 Prisoners
Nicholas Cathy
 1928 The Divine Lady
Honorable Charles Greville
 1928 The Look Out Girl
Dean Richardson
 1928 The Street of Illusion
Edwin Booth Benton
 1927 A Man's Past
Dr. Fontaine
 1927 Two Arabian Knights
 1927 Convoy
 1927 What Every Girl Should Know
Arthur Graham
 1927 The Love of Sunya
Louis Anthony
 1926 The Truthful Sex
Tom Barnes
 1926 The Prince of Tempters
Mario Ambrosio, later Baron Humberto Giordano
 1926 The Lily
George Arnaud
 1926 The Greater Glory
Pauli Birbach
 1925 The Tower of Lies
 1925 The Talker
Ned Hollister
 1925 My Son
Felipe Vargas
 1925 Enticement
Richard Valyran
 1924 Love's Wilderness
Paul L'Estrange
 1924 Christine of the Hungry Heart
Ivan Vianney
 1924 Her Love Story
Captain Kavor
 1924 Manhandled
Robert Brandt
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Appeared in five Cecil B. DeMille films: The Sign of the Cross (1932), Cleopatra (1934), The Crusades (1935), The Buccaneer (1938), and The Ten Commandments (1956). The second and the fifth were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. See more »


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