The Scarlet Pimpernel
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This film from director Harold Young is the second big-screen adaptation of Baroness Emmuska Orczy's 1905 novel The Scarlet Pimpernel. Leslie Howard stars as Sir Percy Blakeney, a British aristocrat who rescues innocent victims of the French Revolution under the guise of The Scarlet Pimpernel while maintaining the identity of a foppish dandy by day. Even his wife, Lady Marguerite Blakeney (Merle Oberon), is unaware of Percy's heroic alter-ego as he and his band of likeminded masked men save countless people from the guillotine. Perhaps the most famous adaptation of the classic book,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Robust as an action packed hero tale and love story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Howard is fabulously foppish."
‑ Luanne Brown, Chico Enterprise-Record
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