|Burt Lancaster||Dardo Bartoli|
|Virginia Mayo||Anne de Hesse|
|Robert Douglas||Marchese Alessandro de Granazia|
|Aline MacMahon||Nonna Bartoli|
|Frank Allenby||Count `'The Hawk'` Ulrich|
|Gordon Gebert||Rudi Bartoli|
Italian archer Dardo Bartoli is waging a war against the Hessians. His grudge against their leader, Count ''The Hawk'' Ulrich, is more than simply political. Long ago, he took away Dardo's beautiful wife, Francesca. Then, under his former spouse's orders, Ulrich returned to steal the couple's son, Rudi. Incensed, Dardo kidnaps Ulrich's comely niece, Anne, and slowly emerges as a rebel leader who may be able to drive out the Hessians for good.