Frank Lackteen

Frank Lackteen (born Mohammed Hassan Lackteen August 29, 1897 July 8, 1968) was a Lebanese-born American film actor best known for his antagonistic roles. He appeared in nearly 200 films between 1915 and 1965, including several Three Stooges shorts. Lacteen made his first American film in 1915 and was often seen as a villain in silent films. Many of his film appearances came in Westerns and serials.[1]

Frank Lackteen
Born(1897-08-29)August 29, 1897
DiedJuly 8, 1968(1968-07-08) (aged 70)
Resting placeValhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active1915-1965

Lacteen was born in Kab-Elias, Lebanon, and attended an American school in Lebanon.[1] He spent most of his childhood in Lawrence, Massachusetts. [2]He died from a respiratory failure on July 8, 1968 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.[1]

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1921 The Avenging Arrow Pablo
1922 White Eagle Crouching More
The Timber Queen Vance
1923 Her Dangerous Path Malay George
1924 Leatherstocking Briarthorn
The Fortieth Door Hamid Bey
Into the Net Dr. Vining
1925 Idaho Tex Osborne
Sunken Silver Rodney Hade
The Green Archer Julius Savini
1926 The House Without a Key Kaohla
Desert Gold Yaqui
The Last Frontier Pawnee Killer
1927 Melting Millions
The Warning Tso Lin
1928 Mark of the Frog
Court Martial President Abraham Lincoln
The Tiger's Shadow Dr. Sandro
1929 Hawk of the Hills The Hawk
The Fire Detective Mr. Tarrant
Queen of the Northwoods Jacques De Brun
The Black Book Valdez
1930 The Jade Box Cultist Uncredited
The Lash a cabellero
1932 Heroes of the West Buckskin Joe
Come on Danger! Piute
1933 Treason Chet Dawson
1936 Isle of Fury Old Native Lanar
1937 I Cover the War Mustapha the Beggar
1938 Suez Swami Uncredited
1939 The Kansas Terrors Captain Gonzalez
1940 Strange Cargo Convict Uncredited
1941 Jungle Girl Shamba
1942 Arabian Nights Bidder Uncredited
1943 Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas Major Danilov
1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls Elias' man Uncredited
1943 Frontier Badmen Cherokee
1944 The Desert Hawk Faud, the Chief Chamberlain
1945 Can't Help Singing Man with Gunfighter Uncredited
1946 A Bird in the Head Nikko
1947 Trail of the Mounties Pierre
1948 Shivering Sherlocks Red Watkins
1949 Malice in the Palace Affa Dolla
1950 Kim Chunder's Shadow Uncredited
1953 Northern Patrol Dancing Horse
1955 Of Cash and Hash Red Watkins Reuse of scenes from Shivering Sherlocks
1956 The Ten Commandments Old slave praying Uncredited
1957 Flesh and the Spur Havasupi Warrior Leader
Year Title Role Notes
1953 Hopalong Cassidy King Lasho 1 episode
1955 GE True Tom-Tom 1 episode
1958 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Silver Horse 1 episode
Casey Jones Chief 1 episode
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Chieftain 1 episode


  1. Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 195. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  2. Lawrence Historical Society
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