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The Scarlet Pimpernel

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The tumbrels roll through the streets of Paris, carrying enemies of the new French Republic to their appointments with "Madame Guillotine." But to the revolutionaries' fury, more than a few of France's hated aristocrats have escaped execution thanks to the actions of a dashing young Englishman known as the Scarlet Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews, Brideshead Revisited). One aristocrat interests him above all the rest, the beautiful Marguerite St. Just (Jane Seymour, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman). In his pursuit of Marguerite, he has a dangerous rival, Citizen Chauvelin (Ian McKellen, The Lord of the Rings, X-Men)--a revolutionary leader charged with tracking down the elusive Pimpernel. Based on the classic novel by ...

  • DirectorClive Donner
  • Runtime: 2 hr 21 min
  • StudioAcorn Media
  • QualityHD

Reviews about The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel
kamcconnell
If Scarlet Pimpernel is your favorite love story

Sink me! If Scarlet Pimpernel is your favorite love story, don't be down within the first 5 minutes of the movie when you discover things are just a little bit different than the book - namely that Marguerite and Percy begin the story having never met before! and you won't hear odd's fish - a catch phrase of his you've always loved! It truly is a wonderful film, very well done, very interesting and quite humorous. Percy makes the movie - he's so handsome and insanely foppish that you won't be able to stop saying Sink Me, wishing you could be him if for just a night... I loved it and tell everyone I know to check out this hidden gem!!

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Karissa Miles
Old but worth the watch

I love this movie. It is a well done adaptation of an exciting albeit somewhat repetitive adventure story. This is one of the rare cases where even though the movie is very different from the book it is equally as good. Also it's fun to see the familiar faces of Jane Seymor and Ian Mckellon before they were really flameouts. All in all it's a great film, especially considering that it is a made for TV movie. The costumes are spectacular, the settings are, real and the acting is way above par!

The Scarlet Pimpernel
arteest
It was worth it to me

Classic movie for my family. Gets a little melodramatic sometimes, so be prepared for that, but there is wit and a good plot.

The Scarlet Pimpernel
jack sweetman
Five Stars

Anthony Andrews is great! A very enjoyable production.

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Amazon Customer
Five Stars

Wonderful DVD. So happy to own this! This movie is a true masterpiece! A great story for all ages!

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Amazon Customer
Wonderfully done. Couldn't have been better

Wonderfully done. Couldn't have been better, and my 10 and 17 year old were spellbound. But watching it I wondered if a remake might hopefully be in the works. There are how many versions of Jane Austen novels and Jane Eyre. It would be fun to see if this generation of movie makers have what it takes to pull off an equally fabulous rendition.
Sink me, but I think they might NOT be up to the task!

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Barbara Lamson
Simply brilliant

Funny, clever and historic.
What a combination.
Highly recommended for any movie library.

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Hailee Benson
LOVE THIS MOVIE!!

We LOVE this movie! Fantastic actors! This is my favorite version of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Definitely not a movie for small children.

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