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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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James Villiers ...
Baron de Batz
Eleanor David ...
Louise
Malcolm Jamieson ...
Denis Lill ...
Ann Firbank ...
Richard Morant ...
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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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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 »

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Marguerite: I see now what begins as a dream can end as a nightmare. Some causes can become warped and twisted, like some men.
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One of the best of its kind!
9 September 2001 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

While this TV movie is not quite like the book, it has the advantage of being one of the best period pieces ever done. The casting was brilliant, the costumes superb, and the plot riveting. Seymour and Andrews were wonderful together. I enjoy the film increasingly with each viewing. The actors truly bring the characters to life, and Andrews is exactly how I had always pictured the Scarlet Pimpernel to look. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys Orczy's characters or likes period pieces in general.


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