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The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1937)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  10 April 1938 (USA)
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Paris is Burning! Under the Iron Fist of Robespierre hundreds are executed, by the swift and bloodstained guillotine. Through these acts of injustice a new heroism is born - The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Barry K. Barnes ...
Sophie Stewart ...
Margaretta Scott ...
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Francis Lister ...
Anthony Bushell ...
Patrick Barr ...
David Tree ...
John Counsell ...
Henry Oscar ...
Hugh Miller ...
De Calmet, Robespierre's Secretary
Allan Jeayes ...
Judge of the Tribunal
O.B. Clarence ...
De Marre
George Merritt ...
Chief of Police
Evelyn Roberts ...
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Storyline

Sir Percy Blakeney(in the guise of the masked Scarlet Pimpernel), an Englishman who with the aid of a band of his friends, is engaged in spiriting FRench aristocrats across the English Channel to escape the guillotine. Robespierre, the ruthless revolutionary, informs the chief of the police he must capture the Scarlet Pimpernel or lose his own head to the blade. Blakeley's wife is abducted and taken to France forcing him to follow in a rescue attempt. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Also Known As:

A Volta do Pimpinella Escarlate  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Some of the footage and some of the sets from The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) are re-used in this film. See more »

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The name "Brighton" dates from 1810. In 1792 the town was called "Brighthelmstone." See more »

Quotes

Maximilien de Robespierre: Poor young Tallien. No Theresia, no heart. Soon no head
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La Marseillaise
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Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Played during the escape from prison
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More heads to be saved
13 January 2001 | by (Bruges, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Or should I say: more of the same? Nevertheless, this is a decent if somewhat unremarkable follow-up to THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. This time, the Pimpernel's wife is being kidnapped in order to set the trap for him, forcing Sir Percy to go to France to save her. What follows is an amusing film, nothing more, but certainly nothing less. The sequel has to do it without the leads of the first film, but the cast here generally does a pretty good job as well. They all make very likeable characters, what surely makes up for the quite far-fetched story.

This obviously is a little-known film, but if you have the chance to see it, you might want to check it out. It's not a masterpiece and not as good as the first "Pimpernel", but rather good fun. 6/10


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