THE CRIMSON PIRATE & THE FLAME AND THE ARROW
Tuesday, July 30
THE CRIMSON PIRATE
(1952, Robert Siodmak) Burt Lancaster, head of a genial band of cutthroats, makes deals with both the King’s agent and a band of revolutionaries in their struggle over a Caribbean island shot in Ischia. Burt did his own stunts in what “may well be the best adventure spoof ever made” (David Shipman). 35mm. Approx. 105 min.
THE FLAME AND THE ARROW
(1950, Jacques Tourneur) It’s time for a revolt against an evil lord in medieval Italy, with outlaw Burt Lancaster smilingly vaulting to the tops of houses, leaping from balconies, gliding down tapestries, swinging from chandeliers, and battling hordes of spearmen with torches in his hands, with a grand finale free-for-all in the castle’s great hall as a troupe of travelling acrobats leap in to the fray. “By rights it should be an action classic.” – Dave Kehr. 35mm. Approx. 88 min.