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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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A skarlát virág  »

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John Quarmby worked two weeks. See more »

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When the Scarlet Pimpernel is helping the family to escape in the coffins, the man gets into the coffin on the right. When the coffins are reopened, the man emerges from the coffin on the left. And if you watch really closely, you'll see the mother and son's coffin is reversed head to foot. See more »

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Sir Percy: What has poor Armand done to be condemned to matrimony?
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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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