"The Flame & The Arrow" in an enjoyable action adventure in the tradition of Robin Hood. The film moves at a rollicking pace, with loads of action, spectacular swordplay and a number of incredible acrobatic stunts performed by Burt Lancaster himself. Lancaster and his sidekick Nick Cravat were both circus acrobats before they became actors and in this film they dazzle audiences with their leaps and vaults. In "The Flame And The Arrow", Lancaster & Cravat play Dardo and Piccolo, two swashbuckling freedom fighters that must do battle with the villainous overlord Count Ulrich ('The Hawk') as a result of Lancaster's son being taken. "The Flame And The Arrow" is good old-fashioned swashbuckling at its best. There is enough action, romance and excitement in this film to keep even today's more demanding audiences entertained. The key elements that put this swashbuckler one notch above many of the others are, the spectacular stunts, the magnificent cinematography and the absolute charm of the two stars (Lancaster & Cravat). The are no computer generated effects to worry about, just pure excitement and over-the-top stunts, this film is amazing to look at, it is the real deal, an adventure yarn, for everyone, young & old, male or female.