Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Burt Lancaster
A rousing adventure saga set in medieval Italy, "The Flame And The Arrow" (1950) stars Burt Lancaster as the leader of a rebel army tangling with Hessian troops, whose leader (Robert Douglas) has welcomed Lancaster's ex-wife (Lynn Baggett) into his arms and taken his son hostage. Virginia Mayo co-stars. Next, John Frankenheimer directs Rod Serling's script for "Seven Days In May" (1964), a political thriller about a U.S. president (Fredric March) whose nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets motivates a right-wing general (Lancaster) to plot to overthrow the government. Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien co-star. And, "Local Hero" (1983) is an understated comedy from Bill Forsyth about an American oil executive sent to a Scottish seacoast village full of offbeat residents to close a land deal. Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Jenny Seagrove star. Two-disc set also includes "Executive Action." 6 3/4 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; audio commentary; featurette; bonus shorts "So You're Going To Have An Operation" (1950), "Strife With Father" (1950); theatrical trailers.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Supporting Actor (Edmond O'Brien), Best Cinematography (Color), Best Interior Decoration (B&W), Best Score (Drama or Comedy)
- Bill Forsyth, John Frankenheimer, David Miller, Jacques Tourneur
- Black & White / Color
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Will Geer, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mckay, Aline MacMahon, Gilbert Green, Frank Allenby, John Anderson, Norman Chancer, Nick Cravat, Paul Carr, Peter Capaldi, Rikki Fulton, Colby Chester, Lynne Baggett, Gordon Gebert, Ed Lauter, Alex Norton, Jenny Seagrove, Walter Brooke, Norman Lloyd... More