The Flame and the Arrow

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The first of actor Burt Lancaster's filmic associations with partner Harold Hecht, The Flame and the Arrow finds Lancaster cast as Dardo, an Italian Robin Hood battling the occupying Hessian troops. Dardo's stake in the matter becomes personal when his former wife Francesca (Lynne Baggett) moves in with Hessian leader Allenby (Robert Douglas). Francesca demands that the Hessians reclaim her son from Dardo; in retaliation, Dardo kidnaps Anne (Virginia Mayo), Allenby's niece. Allenby responds to this by taking several locals as hostages. This can't go on forever, so Dardo surrenders to Allenby and resigns himself to be hanged. Dardo's cronies, an acrobatic troupe headed by Nick Cravat (Lancaster's former circus partner and lifelong crony), rescue all the good people and wipe out the bad.

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Burt Lancaster
as Dardo Bartoli
Virginia Mayo
as Anne de Hesse
Robert Douglas
as Marchese Alessandro de Granazia
Aline MacMahon
as Nonna Bartoli
Nick Cravat
as Piccolo
Gordon Gebert
as Rudi Bartoli
Lynne Baggett
as Francesca
Norman Lloyd
as Troubadour
Victor Kilian
as Apothecary
Francis Pierlot
as Papa Pietro
Robin Hughes
as Skinner
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