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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Ponceau
Gordon Gostelow ...
Duval
Carol MacReady ...
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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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Ian McKellen and Timothy Carlton appear in this film. Decades later, McKellen would appear in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), along with Carlton's son, actor Benedict Cumberbatch. See more »

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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: He was looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. I pray he found a fool.
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Version of 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941) See more »

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Action, Adventure, History, Romance--truly an incredible film
5 September 2004 | by (Farr West, Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite movie of all-time. The film is set during the French Revolution and makes the horror of the guillotine, along with the triumph of the secret band of the Scarlet Pimpernel very believable. The key strength I feel the film has is an excellent storyline and developing plot. The viewer is always kept on edge wondering what will happen next in the adventure. There are beautiful yet modest romance scenes. The orchestral score fits the mood of each scene perfectly. The acting is excellent, especially on the part of the three leading actors, Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymor, and Ian McKellen.

The movie also has excellent replay value--it seems almost every time you watch it you pick up on something new about the plot.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who appreciates a full plot, a great story, and interesting twists that prove in the end good triumphs over evil.


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