• Short Summary

    Burt Lancaster talks to Hollywood reporters about doing his own stunts in latest film.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel.

    Warner Brothers offers one million dollars to anyone who can prove that film star Burt Lancaster did not perform his own stunts in movie "Flame and the Arrow".

    Hollywood, California, United States of America (USA).

    Back view Burt Lancaster inside safe deposit counting money, he says: "... nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine ..." Burt then searches pocket for missing dollar. Burt finds missing dollar and says " ... One million dollars, I had to count it three times to make sure...".

    Three glamorous Hollywood reporters - Phyllis Rockland, columnist of "Los Angeles Mirror", Marilyn Marsh of "International Observer" and Anne Helman of "Hollywood Citizen News" - enter safe and proceed to quiz Burt about the studio's offer. Burt speaks about his earlier career as a circus performer, saying in those days he would do dangerous stunts for "coffee and donuts".

    NB: good example of publicity gimmicks by studio. Also excellent shots of Burt looking ruggedly handsome!

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:36:00 / 01:12:29:00
    UN 2289 L

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment