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The Scarlet Pimpernel -- The tumbrels roll through the streets of Paris, carrying enemies of the new French Republic to their appointments with "Madame Guillotine." But to the revolutionaries' fury, more than a few of France's hated aristocrats have escaped execution thanks to the actions of a dashing young Englishman known as the Scarlet Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews, Brideshead Revisited).

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Director:
Writers:
William Bast (teleplay)
Baroness Emmuska Orczy (novels)
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Release Date:
9 November 1982 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower)... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Action, Adventure, History, Romance--truly an incredible film See more (76 total) »

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Directed by
Clive Donner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Bast  teleplay
Baroness Emmuska Orczy  novels "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and "Eldorado" (as Baroness Orczy)

Produced by
David Conroy .... producer
Mark Shelmerdine .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Bicât 
 
Cinematography by
Dennis C. Lewiston (director of photography) (as Denis Lewiston)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
 
Production Design by
Tony Curtis 
 
Set Decoration by
Carolyn Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... key makeup artist
Meinir Brock .... key hair stylist
Martin Samuel .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Norman Foster .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Langley .... first assistant director
Zsuzsanna Mills .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rex Hobbs .... property master
Bill Waldron .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Joe Gallagher .... asst sound editor
Joe Gallagher .... asst. sound editor
Derek Holding .... dubbing editor
Paul Le Mare .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... dubbing mixer (as Gordon McCallum)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cedric James .... focus puller
Alan Martin .... supervising electrician
Peter Sinclair .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe master
Joyce Stoneman .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Tony Britten .... conductor
 
Other crew
William Bast .... executive consultant
Peter Diamond .... action arranger
Eleanor Fazan .... choreographer
Robert Fennell .... location manager
Kelly Howard-Garde .... production assistant
George Marshall .... production accountant
Edgar J. Scherick .... production consultant (as Edgar Scherick)
Doreen Soan .... continuity
 

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142 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (cable rating) | Germany:12 | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
The dramatic scene performed on stage by Marguerite, and later by Louise, is from 'Phaedra' by Jean Racine (1677).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the ride to the picnic, tracks from mowing equipment can be seen in the neatly cut grass.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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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Action, Adventure, History, Romance--truly an incredible film, 5 September 2004
Author: sendcrap777 from Farr West, Utah, USA

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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