The Flame and the Arrow

Film, Action and adventure
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The first of Burt Lancaster's attempts to revive the swashbuckling spirit of Douglas Fairbanks Senior. Perhaps not quite so irresistibly ebullient as The Crimson Pirate, but also less arch in its use of verbal anachronisms. Great fun, at any rate, beautifully paced by Tourneur, as Lancaster and Cravat romp through their incredible gymnastic stunts while rescuing medieval Lombardy from wicked oppressors.

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Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Screenwriter: Waldo Salt
Cast: Burt Lancaster
Nick Cravat
Robert Douglas
Virginia Mayo
Aline MacMahon
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