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Ian Keith

Ian Keith

Birthdate: February 27, 1899

Deathdate: March 26, 1960

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ian Keith (February 27, 1899 – March 26, 1960) was an American actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ian Keith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


New York Confidential (1955)

Charlie Lupo is a gangster who runs the New York branch of a crime syndicate. He is a widower with a grown daughter, Kathy and a new lover, Iris. Hit man Nick Magellan of the Chicago mob impresses Lupo, who hires Magellan to be his bodyguard. They form a friendship and Kathy is attracted to Nick,...

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

A nuclear submarine on patrol maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean captained by Commander Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey), comes into contact with something the sonar determines is massive. The boat is disabled but manages to free itself and dock at Pearl Harbor. There it is discovered animal tissue of gr...

The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

Myles Falworth (Tony Curtis) and his sister Meg (Barbara Rush) live in obscurity on a farm in Crosbey-Dale with their guardian Diccon Bowman (Rhys Williams). This is to protect them from the attainder placed upon their family by King Henry IV of England (Ian Keith) because their father has been (...

The Three Musketeers (1948)

D'Artagnan (Gene Kelly), an inexperienced Gascon youth, travels to Paris to join the elite King's Musketeers. On his way, he encounters a mysterious lady at a roadside inn. When he picks a fight with one of her escorts, she becomes suspicious and has him knocked unconscious. His letter of introdu...

Nightmare Alley (1947)

The movie follows the rise and fall of a con man — a story that begins and ends at a seedy traveling carnival. Stanton "Stan" Carlisle (Tyrone Power) joins the carnival, working with "Mademoiselle Zeena" (Joan Blondell) and her alcoholic husband, Pete (Ian Keith). Once a top-billed act, Zeena a...

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)

Luxurious diamonds are stolen but before the thief can safely hide them aboard an ocean liner he is strangled by ex-conman Cueball. Cueball takes the valuable diamonds and is given refuge by Filthy Flora, madam of the Dripping Dagger Bar, and then continues on murdering people that he believes ar...

Identity Unknown (1945)

During World War II four American soldiers defend a farmhouse against a German assault. With the farmhouse overrun, the area is bombed with three of the soldiers killed and burned beyond recognition whilst the fourth survives but has lost his memory. Upon his discharge from the Army, the soldier ...

The Spanish Main (1945)

Dutch sea captain Laurent van Horn (Henreid) is shipwrecked off the coast of the Spanish settlement of Cartagena. After being held and sentenced to death, Van Horn and his crew manage to escape. They capture Francisca Alvarado (O'Hara) who has been arranged to marry the corrupt governor (Slezak)....

Fog Island (1945)

A recent ex convict named Leo Grainer lives secluded on Fog Island with the daughter of his murdered wife. Seeking to learn who murdered her, and to exact revenge on those who framed him and destroyed his business, he invites his former associates to his creepy island mansion on the pretext he ma...

The Chinese Cat (1944)

Charlie Chan investigates the locked-room murder of a chess expert with the aid of bumbling Number Three Son (Benson Fong) and knuckle-headed chauffeur (Mantan Moreland).

Nazty Nuisance (1943)

Germany's Adolf Hitler, with his Axis stooges, Italy's Benito Mussolini and Japan's Suki Yama, although he tried to avoid taking them, is on his way, via submarine, to a tropical country to negotiate a treaty with the High Chief Paj Mab. However, an American PT boat crew is already there and have...

The Payoff (1942)

Reporter Brad MacKay investigates the murder on the District Attorney who had tried to prosecute a syndicate that is involved in sleeze and local corruption. He has been using an undercover assistant DA Walker.

The Buccaneer (1938)

The Buccaneer is a 1938 American adventure film made by Paramount Pictures based on Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. It was produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille from a screenplay by Harold Lamb, Edwin Justus Mayer and C. Gardner Sullivan adapted by Jeanie Ma...

Mary of Scotland (1936)

Mary (Katharine Hepburn), by assuming her throne as Queen of Scotland, strikes terror into the heart of Queen Elizabeth I (Florence Eldridge). After languishing in jail for 18 years at Elizabeth's command, Mary is offered a pardon if she will sign away her throne. Refusing, she is executed.

The Crusades (1935)

Mostly taking elements from the Third Crusade, King Richard (the Lionhearted) is enlisted in a crusade to bring Jerusalem back into Christian hands in order to get out of a betrothal with Alice, the Princess of France. En route, Richard meets Berengaria the Princess of Navarre and marries her in ...

Cleopatra (1934)

In 48 BC, Cleopatra vies with her brother Ptolemy for control of Egypt. Pothinos (Leonard Mudie) kidnaps her and Apollodorus (Irving Pichel) and strands them in the desert. When Pothinos informs Julius Caesar that the queen has fled the country, Caesar is ready to sign an agreement with Ptolemy ...

The Sign of the Cross (1933)

The Sign of the Cross (1932) is a pre-Code epic film released by Paramount Pictures, produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille from a screenplay by Waldemar Young and Sidney Buchman, and based on the original 1895 play by Wilson Barrett. Both play and film have a strong resemblance to the novel Q...

Queen Christina (1933)

Queen Christina of Sweden (Greta Garbo) is very devoted to her country and the welfare of her people. As Queen, Christina favors peace for Sweden. At one point in the film she argues for an end to the Thirty Years' War, saying:

The Phantom of Paris (1931)

Bibi is a world class escape artist, but he cannot escape the false murder charge that is placed on him. Max has killed Bourrelier before he was removed from the will so that he will be rich when he marries Cecile. Together with Vera, they put the blame on Bibi, who is a romantic rival to Max, an...

The Big Trail (1930)

A large caravan of settlers attempt to cross the Oregon Trail. Breck Coleman (John Wayne) is a young trapper who just got back to Missouri from his travels near Santa Fe, seeking to avenge the death of an old trapper friend who was killed the winter before along the Santa Fe Trail for his furs, b...