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Year
1950
Runtime
88 min.
Director
Jacques Tourneur
Genres
Romance, Adventure
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
2,198
Checks
376
Favs
17
Dislikes
7
Favs/checks
4.5% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. RonJensen's avatar

    RonJensen

    https://ok.ru/video/237185206850 1 year 10 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Hollywood hasn't managed to produce a good Robin Hood movie in decades, so maybe they should take a page from The Flame and the Arrow, a Robin Hood Remix movie that provides a lot of swashbuckling charm and action without having to retread the tired old beats. After all, is stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, and fighting fascism, really out of style? No. And you can pretty much set such a story in an period, place, or genre. In this case, it's Northern Italy under a crushing regime. Burt Lancaster gives a fun and athletic performance as Dardo Bartoli, a single dad, mountain man, archer and surprising acrobat, doing most of his own stunts and incredible tumbling (to the point where you believe it's him in the sequences where it isn't - or maybe it IS him), with the equally acrobatic Nick Cravat lending support as his mute sidekick. You'll recognize some basic beats from Robin Hood, but there's enough reinvention that you can't call out where it's going next. I sometimes feel like the swashbuckling genre is trapped in certain specific stories and characters (The Three Musketeers, Robin Hood and Zorro especially), but The Flame and the Arrow shows you can apply the same required tropes without generating over-familiarity. 1 year 8 months ago
  3. duchin6's avatar

    duchin6

    Burt at his very best in this one,supported once again by his old circus buddy Nick Cravat and the very lovely Virginia Mayo,Burt Lancaster very much the real deal .loved everything he's been in. 6 years 2 months ago
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