The Scarlet Pimpernel The Return Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

  |  Buy to Own: 30/07/2007
  |  170 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of swashbucklers based on the novels by Baroness Orczy. The 1937 version of 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' stars Leslie Howard as Sir Percy Blakeney, the foppish Englishman despised by his wife Marguerite (Merle Oberon) for his self-indulgence and indifference as French aristocrats are being put to the guillotine. Little does she know that Sir Percy is in fact the dashing Scarlet Pimpernel, saviour of the French aristocracy. However, when Sir Percy departs for his latest mission, his life is placed in peril as the French Ambassador, Chauvelin (Raymond Massey), discovers his secret. Barry K Barnes takes over the lead role in the 1937 sequel, 'The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel'. This time, the Pimpernel's wife Marguerite (played in the sequel by Sophie Stewart) has been kidnapped to set the trap for him, forcing Sir Percy to go to France to save her.