The Elusive Pimpernel


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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1h 49min |
| Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

A foppish 18th-century London dandy is actually the hero who rescues French aristocrats from the guillotine


American publicity photograph featuring British actor David Niven
Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel
Margaret Leighton, British actress, pictured in 1948
Marguerite Blakeney
Cyril Cusack
British actor Jack Hawkins wears a jacket and tie
Prince of Wales / Footpad attacking Lord Anthony
Arlette Marchal
Contesses de Tournai
Gérard Nery
Philippe de Tournai
Danielle Godet
Suzanne de Tournai
Edmond Audran
Armand St Juste
Charles Victor
Colonel Winterbotham
Eugene Deckers
Capt Merieres
David Oxley
Capt Duroc
Raymond Rollett
Philip Stainton
John Longden
The Abbot
Robert Griffiths
George De Warfaz
Arthur Wontner
Lord Grenville
Jane Gill-Davis
Lady Grenville
Richard George
Sir John Coke
Cherry Cottrell
Lady Coke
David Hutcheson
Lord Anthony Dewhurst
Robert Coote
Sir Andrew ffoulkes
John Fitzgerald
Sir Michael Travers
Sing a Song of Murder (1985) screenshot (2) | Patrick Macnee
Patrick Macnee
Hon John Bristow
Bergerac (1981-91) opening credits (4) |Terence Alexander
Terence Alexander
Duke of Dorset
Tommy Duggan
Earl of Sligo
John Fitchen
Nigel Seymour
Jon Hewitt
Major Fretty
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Expensive remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel that fails to please, apparently because the talents were not congenial to the subject. Interesting detail, though. (Halliwell’s)

See also


Alexander Korda
Michael Powell
Director / Producer / Writer
Emeric Pressburger
Director / Producer / Writer
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Writer (romance)

Also known as

The Fighting Pimpernel (USA)