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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Romance, Drama, Action  |  9 November 1982 (USA)
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while ... See full summary »

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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just, but she is involved with Chauvelin and Robespierre, and Percy's marriage to her may endanger the Pimpernel's plans to save the little Dauphin. Written by Kathy Li

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During the ride to the picnic, tracks from mowing equipment can be seen in the neatly cut grass. See more »

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Sir Percy: If we are to succeed, we must maintain our anonymity, mask our identities. Even if it means suffering the mockery of others. Being taken for fools, fops, nitwits, even cowards.
Lord Timothy Hastings: That's the easy part. The hard part's not being able to boast about our exploits to the ladies.
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This is one of the best movies ever.
27 July 2004 | by (Queensland, Australia) – See all my reviews

The Scarlet Pimpernel is one of the best movies I have ever seen, & I have seen a lot!!!! It shows life in the French Revolution, and what it was truly like, it follows the book, the Scarlet Pimpernel very well, and the actors chosen were perfect for their parts, especially Anthony Andrews, and Sir Ian McKellan. Though it does seem strange seeing "Gandalph" from the Lord of The Rings trilogy, playing the bad guy. I love the ending of this movie, especially the "execution" with the Scarlet Pimpernel's own men, and the sword fight. The scarlet Pimpernel really is "The Master Of disguise". so many different faces, you ca never tell if it really is him, or someone else. i wish there was a sequel to this movie, even though it probably wouldn't be as good.


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