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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 »

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

William Bast (teleplay), Baroness Emmuska Orczy (novels) (as Baroness Orczy)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Andrews ... Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel
Jane Seymour ... Marguerite St. Just
Ian McKellen ... Chauvelin
James Villiers ... Baron de Batz
Eleanor David ... Louise
Malcolm Jamieson ... Armand St. Just
Denis Lill Denis Lill ... Count de Tournay
Ann Firbank ... Countess de Tournay
Richard Morant ... Robespierre
Julian Fellowes ... The Prince Regent
Timothy Carlton ... Count de Beaulieu
David Gant ... Fouquet
John Quarmby ... Ponceau
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ... Duval
Carol MacReady ... Mme. Duval
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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

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scarlet Pimpernel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

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.
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Connections

Version of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) See more »

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Good, concise adaptation + excellent character development
29 December 2003 | by vgs1895See all my reviews

This is a delightful version of Scarlet Pimpernel. Despite being made in the early 1980's, it doesn't show its age the way many older films do. Anthony Andrews makes it perfect with his incredible character development (lacking in other versions). Jane Seymour is pretty to look at, but the show belongs to Andrews. Fun to watch, and may encourage people to look at French history.


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