Although my first intention with this Blog is to show matte effects from not so well known films, I can’t resist, from time to time, dedicating some space to not so obscure films. In this case I want to pay tribute to one of the most enjoyable action adventure film from the old times. One of my favourites at least alongside with Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood (1939), is The Flame and the Arrow (1950), with Burt Lancaster on his best acrobatics for an action film.
Directed by Jacques Tourneur, and produces by Warner Bros. Matte paintings by Lou Lichtenfield, who became head of FX department at Warner some years later at middle 50´s.
Two beautiful set extension with nigh sky for the final castle scene.