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Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.

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Dardo Bartoli
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Anne de Hesse
Robert Douglas ...
Marchese Alessandro de Granazia
Aline MacMahon ...
Nonna Bartoli
Frank Allenby ...
Count 'The Hawk' Ulrich
Nick Cravat ...
Piccolo
Lynn Baggett ...
Francesca (as Lynne Baggett)
Gordon Gebert ...
Rudi Bartoli, Dardo's Son
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Apollo, the Troubador
Victor Kilian ...
Apothecary Mazzoni
Francis Pierlot ...
Papa Pietro
Robin Hughes ...
Skinner
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Twelfth-century Lombardy lies under the iron heel of German overlord Count Ulrich 'The Hawk', but in the mountains, guerillas yet resist. Five years before our story, Ulrich stole away the pretty wife of young archer Dardo who, cynical rather than embittered, still has little interest in joining the rebels. But this changes when his son, too, is taken from him. The rest is lighthearted swashbuckling, plus romantic interludes with lovely hostage Anne. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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9 July 1950 (USA)  »

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The Hawk and the Arrow  »

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Philip Van Zandt:  Ulrich's henchman. See more »

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Just as the boy Rudy is captured by the soldiers (and when he should be frightened), you see him grinning quite broadly at someone off-camera. See more »

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Dardo Bartoli: A man who knows what he's dying for... only seems to die.
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swashbuckling Derring Do
30 March 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

Story is about 12th Century Lombardy under the iron heel of German Overlord Count Ulrich "the Hawk', but guerrillas resist. The plot begins five years before this time when Ulrich steals away the pretty wife of Archer Dardo who has no interest in joining the rebels. But this changes when his son is take from him. Burt Lancaster plays Dardo and Virginia Mayo plays his wife Anne. What steals away from the movie are the real actual acrobatics of warfare in those days. Fantastic circus performers show their skills. Lancaster, himself, was a circus performer, and certainly shows his muscular skills in this! Great fun!


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