The Scarlet Pimpernel

United Kingdom, 1934

Film
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In the early days of the French Revolution, a mysterious flower-brandishing Englishman, known affectionately and notoriously as the Scarlet Pimpernel, is leading a daring band in the timely rescue of aristocrats from the guillotine. Unbeknown to his beautiful French wife the Scarlet Pimpernel is, in reality, none other than Sir Percy Blakeney who feigns poetry-reading foppishness as his disguise. Based on the popular romantic novel by Baroness Orczy, a richly detailed historical background and splendid plot make “The Scarlet Pimpernel” a first-class period adventure. Stars Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon. Rated: G

Credits

Duration

01:38:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1934

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300630

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → History

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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