The Scarlet Pimpernel Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7967

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 8

Theatrical Release Date: 02/07/1935

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Harold Young

Actors: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce, Bramwell Fletcher, Anthony Bushell

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Leslie Howard is Brilliant but the Film is Lacking

JLFM - wrote on 11/24/2013

*This review contains spoilers from the book, "The Scarlet Pimpernel."*

The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy, has been adapted into several films over the years. One of the most notable versions is the 1934 adaption- mainly for Leslie Howard's performance as the title character. But how well does it hold up today?

Taking place during the French Revolution, the Scarlet Pimpernel is an elusive Englishman that rescues French aristocrats from the guillotine. His identity is a secret, but the wicked Chauvelin has convinced Marguerite Blakeney- a social icon in London- to discover the Scarlet Pimpernel's identity. Little does Marguerite know that the Scarlet Pimpernel is actually the idiotic Sir Percy- Marguerite's husband!

This adaption of the Scarlet Pimpernel has aged …

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