Mel Ferrer buckles his swash for the Italian actioner Charge of the Black Lancers. Cast as a sword-wielding patriot, Ferrer challenges his enemies individually and collectively at every opportunity. Things become sticky when he is forced to contend with a traitorous sibling. Leading lady Yvonne Furneaux has little to do but look ravishing in low-cut period costumes; this she does exceedingly well. Charge of the Black Lancers was one of several European productions in which Ferrer starred in the early 1960s, while wife Audrey Hepburn held down the fort, as it were, in Hollywood.