The Scarlet Pimpernel


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His real name: Sir Percy Blakeney. His calling: rescuing French aristocrats from the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited) is the Scarlet Pimpernel, master of disguises and formidable swordsman, in this swashbuckling Emmy® nominee based on Baroness Orczy’s classic novel. With Jane Seymour as his love, Marguerite, and Ian McKellen as his dangerous rival, Citizen Chauvelin. Seen on CBS. 2 hrs, 1 DVD, SDH.

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Anthony Andews and Sir Ian McKellan!
By Anglophiliac from NV on 3/25/2014

Anyone who has seen Anthony Andrews in Brideshead Revisited with Jeremy Irons and loved his Sebastian Flyte will revel in his performance as the saviour of the beleaguered French aristocracy during their revolution! :, Sir Ian is a wonderful villain, their sword fight in the 'last act' is very impressive! Jane Seymour is lovely as the romantic interest, but the men outshine her in this film!

Fun Classic
By Julie from IL on 9/1/2014

I remembered this production fondly, and I still like it, though Jane Seymour's later work has colored my enjoyment of her performance. The production values are pure 80s, but it's still an enjoyable film.

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By Betty from MB on 4/16/2013

It's a rather obscure title and I didn't expect to find it in DVD form. It's an excellent example of Restoration theatre.

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By Marcia from MO on 3/25/2013

I like period movies and enjoyed the light touch in this one. Costumes are lovely. Not a 'great' movie, but enjoyable and nice in my collection.

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By BS from IN on 10/22/2014

Well acted a very good movie

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By Dorothy from MT on 9/20/2014

This is my favorite version. I had the other but gave it away and bought this one. The acting is so much better and I like the actors themselves better.

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By MEREDITH from CA on 11/6/2013


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By Dorri from TX on 9/1/2014

I have loved this movie ever since it first came out, and have it on VHS. I was delighted to find it on DVD. It's a great movie with action, beautiful costuming and the best cast.

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By Marion from PA on 9/12/2014

I had taped this film years ago and watched it many times with pleasure, so I was happy to finally get the DVD. Pure entertainment, but set in the days when terrorism reigned in France and a new world order was foreshadowed. It is not, therefore, just a piece of fluff, but a lesson in human cruelty. Great acting, with Anthony Andrews completely lovable as the Zorro-type hero and Ian McKellen as the neurotic mercenary who can't outsmart his elusive adversary.

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By Jaime from NY on 3/8/2013

a magnifecent classic work or art in film and jane symore was ravashing.

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By Shopper on 9/30/2014

Years ago, I enjoyed the book. So far, I have not had time to view this production.

By Genie from CA on 3/1/2013

The pairing couldn't have been better cast with Anthony Andrews , Scarlet Pimpernel and Jane Seymour , Marguerite, in their roles. It is a captivating movie I will continue to watch over and over and never tire of.