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Title:The Scarlet Pimpernel

Date: 1934
Type: Historical drama
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Harold Young
Producer: Alexander Korda

At the height of the French Revolution the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel rescues French aristocrats from the guillotine. However the French wife of the man who is the Scarlet Pimpernel does not know who his alter ego is and when her brother is arrested his position is put at risk. This is a good period drama with some good sets and costumes. It has a good performance from Leslie Howard as he plays both the various Pimpernel disguises and the fop Sir Blakeney and he is well supported by Merle Oberon as his wife being manipulated by the French.


Leslie HowardLeslie Howard
Merle OberonMerle Oberon
Raymond MasseyRaymond Massey
Nigel BruceNigel Bruce
Bramwell Fletcher
Anthony BushellAnthony Bushell
Joan GardnerJoan Gardner
Walter Rilla
Mabel Terry-Lewis
O B Clarence
Ernest Milton
Edmund Breon
Melville CooperMelville Cooper



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