The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 7, 1935
DVD Release Date: August 25, 1998
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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.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Robust as an action packed hero tale and love story.

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Luanne Brown
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Howard is fabulously foppish.

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Kevin M. Williams
An Englishman, some lord or something, shoots over to France in secret and frees French nobility on their way to Madame Guillotine. I was confused as to the… More
cody franklin
The Scarlet Pimpernel was the first Batman! Leslie Howard gives a great performance as the Scarlet Pimpernel. He journeys into Revolutionary torn France to help… More
jay nixon
Well made and acted but the Anthony Andrews/Jane Seymour version is better.
Barry Lappin
Camp as hell but the fight scenes are great
Marion Ravenwood
There were no actions scenes, and I was confused as to how Chauvelin found out that Percy was the Scarlet Pimpernel. It's boring and not really worth a… More