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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 »
NewsDesk:
(23 articles)
User Reviews:
One of the best of its kind! See more (76 total) »

Cast

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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:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Sir Percy:He was looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. I pray he found a fool.See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the best of its kind!, 9 September 2001
Author: pushbuttonkitty from Albuquerque, NM

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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