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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 9 November 1982
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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A masked avenger, known as The Scarlet Pimpernel, leads an effort to save the innocent from the guillotine at the height of the French Revolution while pursued by the ruthless Chauvelin, who vows to discover his identity and destroy him.

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James Villiers ...
Baron de Batz
Eleanor David ...
Louise
Malcolm Jamieson ...
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Count de Beaulieu
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John Quarmby ...
Ponceau
Gordon Gostelow ...
Duval
Carol MacReady ...
Mme. Duval
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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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Action | Drama | Romance

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9 November 1982 (USA)  »

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A skarlát virág  »

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John Quarmby worked two weeks. See more »

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When Sir Percy's courier is shot, he can be heard screaming. But when his face is shown, his mouth is closed as the scream continues. See more »

Quotes

Chauvelin: I am pleased to see that you have come to your senses.
Count de Tournay: You left me little choice.
Chauvelin: That was the general idea.
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Version of 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941) See more »

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Good, concise adaptation + excellent character development
29 December 2003 | by (MN) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful version of Scarlet Pimpernel. Despite being made in the early 1980's, it doesn't show its age the way many older films do. Anthony Andrews makes it perfect with his incredible character development (lacking in other versions). Jane Seymour is pretty to look at, but the show belongs to Andrews. Fun to watch, and may encourage people to look at French history.


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