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Frank Samuel Lackteen

Real name: Mohammed Hassan Lackteen

1895 or 1897 - 1968

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is Frank Lackteen (1895 - 1968) as the 'Vulture' ... and Gordon Elliott in Elliott's breakthrough role in the serial, THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HICKOK (Columbia, 1938).

Lackteen was born in Syria and migrated to the United States circa 1905. He film work began in silents and he became typecast as an Indian, native, witch doctor, servant, Oriental, Arab, Mexican ... and most were unsavory characters.

There's a profile of Lackteen on the Old Corral.  Go back to the Old Corral homepage, and scroll down the left side menu to the Villains & Supporting Players section ... or click HERE and that bio will open in a separate window / tab.

(From Old Corral collection)

Above is a lobby card from OREGON TRAIL SCOUTS (Republic, 1947), one of the Red Ryder adventures starring Allan Lane. L-to-R are Roy Barcroft, unidentified player (possibly Pat Michaels), Martha Wentworth, John War Eagle, Chief Yowlachie, and on horseback is Frank Lackteen.

John War Eagle on the left, Chief Yowlachie on right and Frank Lackteen on horseback in a crop/blowup from the above lobby card.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

L-to-R are Frank Lackteen, Chief Yowlachie, Gene Autry and Chief Thunder Cloud (Victor Daniels) in Autry's INDIAN TERRITORY (Columbia, 1950).

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