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Nick Cravat

Highest Rated: 100% The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Lowest Rated: 54% The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

Birthday: Jan 11, 1912

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A muscular, pint-sized acrobat with wavy hair and dark, swarthy good looks, he was Burt Lancaster's partner when they formed Lang and Cravat and toured in circuses and vaudeville in the 1930s. Lancaster largely left the tumbling world when he injured his hand and later went into war service; Cravat, meanwhile, continued solo and also appeared in bit parts in several films. When Lancaster hit it big after WWII and moved from noirs to hearty action pictures, he called on his old pal to spice up the goings-on with some spectacular acrobatics. Cravat obliged his longtime friend splendidly as his comic sidekick in two enjoyably tongue-in-cheek swashbucklers, "The Flame and the Arrow" (1950) and "The Crimson Pirate" (1952). He subsequently enjoyed a rather modest screen career almost entirely playing bit parts in films starring Lancaster. Although Cravat played roles in non-Lancaster films ranging from "The Veils of Bagdad" (1953) to "The Way West" (1967), most of his credits--"Run Silent, Run Deep" (1958), "The Scalphunters" (1968) and his last, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1977)--prominently featured Cravat's roistering buddy of long standing.

Highest rated movies

Run Silent, Run Deep
The Crimson Pirate
The Flame and the Arrow
The Scalphunters
The Island of Dr. Moreau




54% 40% The Island of Dr. Moreau M'Ling (Character) - 1977
70% 56% The Scalphunters Yancy (Character) - 1968
100% 79% Run Silent, Run Deep Russo (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 45% Three Ring Circus Timmy (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veils of Bagdad Ahmed (Character) - 1954
100% 84% The Crimson Pirate Ojo (Character) - 1952
100% 61% The Flame and the Arrow Piccolo (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 64% My Friend Irma Mushie (uncredited) (Character) - 1949


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Gremlin (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo Jacopo (Character) 1956