The Flame and the Arrow
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, November 20, 2009
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event:
Starring Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon, Frank Allenby.
Many moviegoers are well aware of Burt Lancaster’s tough guy persona that began with The Killers (1946). Few, however know of his life before acting as a trapeze artist. The Flame and the Arrow gave the actor an opportunity to display his considerable athletic skills in playing the lead role of Dardo, the 12th century Robin Hood type who rights the wrongs inflicted on a besieged Italian peasantry. Filmed in gorgeous Technicolor with a rousing musical score by Academy Award winner Max Steiner. New York Times critic Bosley Crowther wrote, “Not since Douglas Fairbanks was leaping from castle walls and vaulting over the rooftops of storybook towns has the screen had such a reckless and acrobatic young man as it has in Mr. Lancaster.”
Hecht-Norma/Warner Bros. 1950. Technicolor. 88 mins. Director: Jacques Tourneur.