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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel
... Marguerite St. Just
... Chauvelin
James Villiers ... Baron de Batz
... Louise
... Armand St. Just
Denis Lill ... Count de Tournay
... Countess de Tournay
... Robespierre
... The Prince Regent
... Count de Beaulieu
... Fouquet
John Quarmby ... Ponceau
Gordon Gostelow ... Duval
... Mme. Duval
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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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A skarlát virág  »

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Julian Fellowes (The Prince Regent) is the Creator of Downton Abbey (2010). 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 »

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Count de Tournay: Robespierre? I'd sooner trust a snake.
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Version of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1955) See more »

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Good, concise adaptation + excellent character development
29 December 2003 | by See 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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