7.7/10
3,729
78 user 5 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (novels) (as Baroness Orczy)
Reviews
Popularity
3,452 ( 586)

Watch Now

From $8.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.

Director: Harold Young
Stars: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey
The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series 1999)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Stars: Richard E. Grant, Ronan Vibert, Gerard Murphy
Ivanhoe (TV Movie 1982)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield
Stars: James Mason, Anthony Andrews, Sam Neill
Ivanhoe (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ivanhoe returning from crusading in the Holy Land to England which is ruled by corrupt Prince John.

Stars: David Barrass, Ralph Brown, Jimmy Chisholm
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Paris is Burning! Under the Iron Fist of Robespierre hundreds are executed, by the swift and bloodstained guillotine. Through these acts of injustice a new heroism is born - The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Director: Hanns Schwarz
Stars: Barry K. Barnes, Sophie Stewart, Margaretta Scott
The Four Feathers (TV Movie 1978)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When British Lieutenant Faversham resigns his commission rather than fight in the 1882 Sudan war, his army pals present him with the four white feathers of cowardice.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Beau Bridges, Robert Powell, Simon Ward
East of Eden (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
James Villiers ...
Baron de Batz
...
Louise
...
Armand St. Just
Denis Lill ...
...
...
Robespierre
...
...
Count de Beaulieu
...
John Quarmby ...
Ponceau
Gordon Gostelow ...
Duval
...
Mme. Duval
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A skarlát virág  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The dramatic scene performed on stage by Marguerite, and later by Louise, is from "Phaedra" by Jean Racine (1677). See more »

Goofs

During the chase after he rescues the dauphin, Percy reacts as if he's shot, but his clothing shows no sign of damage from the bullet. Also, flintlock pistols had a very short effective range. If a soldier had really hit him, Percy couldn't have been so far ahead that the soldiers didn't see where he went after the wagon tipped over. See more »

Quotes

Marguerite: I see now what begins as a dream can end as a nightmare. Some causes can become warped and twisted, like some men.
See more »

Connections

Version of 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is one of the best movies ever.
27 July 2004 | by 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.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 78 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Paul Scheer on Why There Are No Bad Movies

Paul Scheer discusses The Disaster Artist and his love of awesomely bad movies. Plus, we dive into the origins of midnight movies and explore how The Room became a cult classic.

Watch now