Ian Keith

Ian Keith


Also Known As
Keith Ross, I. Keith
Birth Place
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
February 27, 1899
March 26, 1960

Photos & Videos

It Came from Beneath the Sea - Lobby Card Set
Five Graves to Cairo - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Nazty Nuisance - Lobby Cards

Family & Companions

Blanche Yurka
Ethel Clayton
Actor. Divorced after five years; died June 11, 1966.




Cast (Feature Film)

The Ten Commandments (1956)
Rameses I
Duel on the Mississippi (1955)
Jacques Scarlet
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
Admiral Burns
New York Confidential (1955)
Prince of Players (1955)
King in <I>Hamlet</I>
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
King Henry IV
The Three Musketeers (1948)
Forever Amber (1947)
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Border Feud (1947)
Doc Peters
Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947)
Vitamin Flintheart
The Strange Woman (1946)
Lincoln Pittridge
Singing on the Trail (1946)
Jerry Easton
Mr. Hex (1946)
Valley of the Zombies (1946)
Ormand Murks
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)
Vitamin Flintheart
Captain Kidd (1945)
Lord Albermarle
The Spanish Main (1945)
Capt. Lussan
Fog Island (1945)
Dr. Lake
Northwest Trail (1945)
Inspector "Mac" McGrath
Under Western Skies (1945)
Professor Moffett
Identity Unknown (1945)
Major Williams
Song of Old Wyoming (1945)
Lee Landow
Phantom of the Plains (1945)
Fancy Charlie, also known as Talbot Wilberforce Champneys
She Gets Her Man (1945)
[Oliver] McQuestion
Cowboy from Lonesome River (1944)
Matt Conway
Bowery Champs (1944)
[Ken] Duncan
Casanova in Burlesque (1944)
J. Boggs-Robinson
The Chinese Cat (1944)
Arizona Whirlwind (1944)
Corregidor (1943)
Here Comes Kelly (1943)
L. Herbert Oakley
I Escaped From the Gestapo (1943)
The Pay Off (1943)
Inspector Thomas
The Man from Thunder River (1943)
Henry Stevens
Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943)
Cameo Shelby
Wild Horse Stampede (1943)
Mel Carson
Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
Captain St. Bride
Nazty Nuisance (1943)
The Sundown Kid (1942)
J. Richard Spencer
Remember Pearl Harbor (1942)
Captain Hudson
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Comet over Broadway (1938)
Wilton Banks
The Buccaneer (1938)
[Senator] Crawford
Mary of Scotland (1936)
[Earl of] Moray [James Stewart]
Angels in White (1936)
Doctor Murray
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936)
E. Gordon Smith
Don't Gamble with Love (1936)
John Crane
The Three Musketeers (1935)
De Rochefort
The Crusades (1935)
Saladin, Sultan of Islam
Cleopatra (1934)
Dangerous Corner (1934)
Martin [Chatfield]
Queen Christina (1933)
[Count] Magnus
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)
Robert Lane
The Phantom of Paris (1931)
Marquis du Touchais
A Tailor Made Man (1931)
Doctor [Gustav] von Sonntag
The Deceiver (1931)
Reginald Thorpe
The Sin Ship (1931)
The Big Trail (1930)
Bill Thorpe
Prince of Diamonds (1930)
Rupert Endon
The Boudoir Diplomat (1930)
Baron Belmar
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
John Wilkes Booth
Prisoners (1929)
The Great Divide (1929)
Stephen Ghent
Light Fingers (1929)
Light Fingers
The Divine Lady (1929)
Honorable Charles Greville
The Street of Illusion (1928)
Edwin Booth Benton
The Look Out Girl (1928)
Dean Richardson
The Love of Sunya (1927)
Convoy (1927)
Two Arabian Knights (1927)
What Every Girl Should Know (1927)
Arthur Graham
A Man's Past (1927)
Dr. Fontaine
The Lily (1926)
George Arnaud
The Truthful Sex (1926)
Tom Barnes
The Greater Glory (1926)
Pauli Birbach
The Prince of Tempters (1926)
Mario Ambrosio, later Baron Humberto Giordano
My Son (1925)
Felipe Vargas, a fisherman
The Tower of Lies (1925)
Enticement (1925)
Richard Valyran
The Talker (1925)
Ned Hollister
Her Love Story (1924)
Captain Rudi
Christine of the Hungry Heart (1924)
Ivan Vianney
Love's Wilderness (1924)
Paul L'Estrange
Manhandled (1924)
Robert Brandt

Cast (Special)

The Star Maker (1958)

Cast (Short)

Keep 'Em Sailing (1942)
The Hollywood You Never See (1934)

Life Events

Photo Collections

It Came from Beneath the Sea - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955), featuring special effects by Ray Harryhausen. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Five Graves to Cairo - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are some photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Paramount's Five Graves to Cairo (1943), directed by Billy Wilder.
Nazty Nuisance - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Hal Roach's Natzy Nuisance (1943), starring Bobby Watson. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.


Movie Clip

Phantom Of Paris, The (1931) -- (Movie Clip) It's A Mischievous God Observing popular magician Cheri-Bibi (John Gilbert) and his hostess, socialite Cecile (Leila Hyams), with a dazzled guest (Tyrell Davis) are Ian Keith as her fiancè Touchais, whom her father has just disinherited, and Natalie Moorhead as Vera, who appears to be only a vile hanger-on, early in The Phantom Of Paris, 1931.
Phantom Of Paris, The (1931) -- (Movie Clip) I'd Rather Not Watch This From the top, we meet John Gilbert as the title character, a celebrated magician, from a Gaston Leroux serial novel (as was MGM’s The Phantom Of The Opera, 1925), Leila Hyams his admirer in the balcony, Louise Mackintosh her affronted companion, in The Phantom Of Paris, 1931, with Ian Keith, Jean Hersholt and Alfred Hickman.
Nightmare Alley (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Is A Guy Born That Way? From the top, Edmund Goulding directing, from the William Lindsay Gresham novel, we learn Stan (Tyrone Power) is the new general duty man at the carnival, querying the boss (James Flavin), and supporting the enamored fortune teller Zeena (Joan Blondell), in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
Queen Christina (1933) -- (Movie Clip) I Have No Time To Soothe You First appearance by Greta Garbo, now grown up, as the Swedish queen, a historical figure, consulting with her chancellor (Lewis Stone) and her (turns out to be...) amorous treasurer (Ian Keith), early in MGM's Queen Christina, also starring John Gilbert.
Mary of Scotland (1936) -- (Movie Clip) So Long as I Live! Queen Mary of Scotland (Katharine Hepburn) rejects the accusations of John Knox (Moroni Olsen) and the demands of the Earl of Moray (Ian Keith) in director John Ford's Mary of Scotland, 1936.


Blanche Yurka
Ethel Clayton
Actor. Divorced after five years; died June 11, 1966.