The Scarlet Pimpernel

Match courage with courage... meet cunning with cunning!
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Format:  DVD
item number:  6SERG
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 9, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Reel Vault
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 3,594
Those who want a story of romance and adventure will not be disappointed. The Scarlet Pimpernel lives, the life in England and France are convincingly represented, and the suspense is maintained through-out. Full Review
Monthly Film Bulletin
Feb 22, 2017
Rating: B -- Robust as an action packed hero tale and love story. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 4, 2010
The acting, too, is an effective blend of easy polish and truculent vigour; and Leslie Howard gives a quite excellent rendering of the Pimpernel, particularly in his scenes with Lady Blakeney. Full Review
The Spectator
Oct 3, 2018
British pictures continue to put their best foot forward. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Aug 6, 2019
Rating: 1/5 -- Howard is fabulously foppish.
Chico Enterprise-Record
Sep 20, 2002

Product Description:

Sir Percy Blakeney, under the alias the Scarlet Pimpernel, saves the neck (literally) of a number of French noblemen during Robespierre's violent purge that followed the French Revolution. The film, based on Baroness Orczy's novel of 1905 and directed by Harold Young, features a terrific cast led by Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, and Nigel Bruce.

Plot Synopsis:

From the famous novel by Baroness Orczy, this is the fictionalized story of Sir Percy Blakeney, the saviour of the French aristocracy during the bloody revolution of the 18th century. Known as a dandy British aristocrat to his friends by day, he is, in truth, the daring rescuer known as the Scarlet Pimpernel, risking his own neck to save French noblemen from the guillotine by night.


Production Notes:

  • Additional cast: John Turnbull (Jellyband), Gertrude Musgrove (Sally, Jellyband's Daughter), William Freshman (Lord Hastings), Bromley Davenport (Brogard, French Innkeeper), and Hindle Edgar (Lord Wilmot).
  • Additional credits: John Armstrong (director of costumes); Francis Hallam (architect); B.J. Simmons and Company (costumers)
  • Daffy Duck does a riotous takeoff of this story--in which he plays the Scarlet Pumpernickel.

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  • Sales Rank: 6,460
  • UPC: 644827105526
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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