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, The Scarlet Pimpernel would later be lampooned in 1966's Don't Lose Your Head.

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Cast

Leslie Howard
as Sir Percy Blakeney
Merle Oberon
as Lady Marguerite Blakeney
Raymond Massey
as Chauvelin
Nigel Bruce
as Prince of Wales
Walter Rilia
as Armand St. Just
Anthony Bushell
as Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
Joan Gardner
as Suzanne de Tournay
Mabel Terry-Lewis
as Countess de Tournay
O.B. Clarence
as Count de Tournay
Ernest Milton
as Robespierre
Edmund Breon
as Col. Winterbottom
Gibb McLaughlin
as The Barber
John Turnbull
as Jellyband
Gertrude Musgrove
as Jellyband's Daughter
Allan Jeayes
as Lord Grenville
A. Bromley Davenport
as French Innkeeper
Derrick De Marney
as Members of the Pimpernel League
Hindle Edgar
as Lord Wilmot
William Freshman
as Lord Hastings
Hindle P. Edgar
as Lord Wilmot
Wiliam Freshman
as Lord Hastings
Roy Meredith
as Viscount de Tournay
Bill Shine
as An Aristocrat
Arthur Hambling
as Captain of the Guard
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