The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)

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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.

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 Sir Percy Blakeney / ... (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Robespierre (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Planchet (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Prince of Wales / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Arturo Mazarini / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Fisher (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Sir William Wetherby (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Marguerite Blakeney / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Sir Andrew Ffoulkes (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Chauvelin (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Suzanne Ffoulkes / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Fumier (3 episodes, 1999)
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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.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel was filmed in Prague, Czech Republic, for its resemblance to 18th century Paris (and absence of satellite dishes). See more »

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Percy Blakeney: To love your wife, frightfully unfashionable.
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absolute wonderful! no words to describe it!
27 December 1999 | by (TX, USA) – See all my reviews

The Scarlet Pimpernel was a wonderful movies!! It's got love, action, and most importantly, plenty of humor. What more can you ask! Richard E. Grant was great as Sir Percy Blakeney (aka the Scarlet Pimpernel). The rest of the cast was wonderful as well! I have never read the book nor heard of it until i saw this movie. Therefore, I don't know what close the movie was to it. However, I trust that the book is as wonderful as the movie! The only thing that I thought wasn't so great was Sir Blakeney's coolness toward Lady Blakeney (Elizabeth McGovern). He seemed too cool and aloof towards her and seems to be constantly trying to embarrass her in public. It was as if he barely knew her. However, the movie was still great and I still give it 10 stars! In fact, I would give it 11 stars if I could!


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