The Flame and the Arrow

The Flame and the Arrow
The Flame and the Arrow
  • PG
  • 1h 28m
  • 1950
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Academy Award winner Burt Lancaster stars as a medieval Italian hero who fights the barbarian invaders in the swashbuckling The Flame and the Arrow. In the heartland of the country that had once ruled the known world, the descendants of Roman soldiers have been conquered by German Hessians. But one man, Dado (Lancaster--Field of Dreams, Elmer Gantry), leads a brave band of patriots in the battle against the Germans. Now, when Dado's former wife (Virginia Mayo) decides to wed his sworn enemy, the German Count Ulrich (Frank Allenby), the fight becomes personal.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

New Yorker
Richard Brody

Tourneur, working with a script by Waldo Salt, turns the medieval action-adventure tale into a sym...

June 22, 2017
Classic Film and Television
Michael E. Grost

Fun swashbuckler with inventive touches.

June 22, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz

Has Burt as acrobatic as you'll ever see him.

June 21, 2017
Steve Crum

Early Lancaster in Errol Flynn-type Robin Hood role; great acrobatics, comedy, action.

June 21, 2017
Movie Metropolis
John J. Puccio

If somebody made the picture today, the filmmaker would undoubtedly stretch things out another hou...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:July 9, 1950
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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