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The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Movie 1982)

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  • 1982
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  • 2h 22m

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Paris, 1792: After France becomes a republic, aristocrats are guillotined. The English Sir Percy tries to save as many as he can as The Scarlet Pimpernel in disguises.Paris, 1792: After France becomes a republic, aristocrats are guillotined. The English Sir Percy tries to save as many as he can as The Scarlet Pimpernel in disguises.Paris, 1792: After France becomes a republic, aristocrats are guillotined. The English Sir Percy tries to save as many as he can as The Scarlet Pimpernel in disguises.

  • Director
    • Clive Donner
  • Writers
    • William Bast
    • Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Stars
    • Anthony Andrews
    • Jane Seymour
    • Ian McKellen
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    • Won 1 Primetime Emmy
      • 1 win & 2 nominations total

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    Anthony Andrews

    • Sir Percy Blakeney…

    Jane Seymour

    • Marguerite St. Just

    Ian McKellen

    • Chauvelin

    James Villiers

    • Baron de Batz

    Eleanor David

    • Louise

    Malcolm Jamieson

    • Armand St. Just

    Denis Lill

    • Count de Tournay

    Ann Firbank

    • Countess de Tournay

    Richard Morant

    • Robespierre

    Julian Fellowes

    • The Prince Regent

    Timothy Carlton

    • Count de Beaulieu

    David Gant

    • Fouquet

    John Quarmby

    • Ponceau

    Gordon Gostelow

    Carol MacReady

    • Mme. Duval

    Tracey Childs

    • Suzanne

    Joanna Dickens

    • Aunt Lulu

    Dominic Jephcott

    • Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
    • Director
      • Clive Donner
    • Writers
      • William Bast
      • Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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    • Quotes

      Marguerite: They seek him here, they seek him there / Those Frenchies seek him everywhere / Is he in heaven, or is he in hell?/ My own elusive Pimpernel.

      Sir Percy: Sink me, the lady is a poet.

      [they kiss]

    • Connections

      Featured in The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1983)

    • Soundtracks

      You Are My Home
      Performed by Peabo Bryson and Linda Eder

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    Anthony Andrews as the best Scarlet Pimpernel

    I saw the film and then read the book (the first book, anyway), and I must say that Anthony Andrews is even more impressive when you have read Orczy’s version. I initially thought that Sir Percy’s accent was grating, and his facial expressions ridiculous, but it’s really almost as if the character has sprung to life from the pages of the book. Andrews perfects Orczy’s description of Sir Percy’s ‘lazy eyes’ and ‘drawly, sleepy tone’ – he even has the height correct! The film then improves on the book by allowing Percy to step out of his foppish mask with Marguerite, and to reveal his true persona without that truly irritating accent. Jane Seymour has the necessary ‘classic beauty’, but she manages to smuggle the 1980s into the production with her bronze lipstick! Her character’s innocence is also boosted onscreen – you feel as though Chauvelin has merely pinned the blame on her, whereas Orczy’s Marguerite blabs about the family’s whereabouts out of spite, although she doesn’t intend for her words to be intercepted. The chemistry between Andrews and Seymour adds to the romantic tension between Sir Percy and Marguerite, and you can hardly wait until she discovers her husband’s true identity (although you have to wonder which element of his personality she actually loves, and whether she would have stayed with him had she never figured it out).

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    Details

    • Release date
      • November 9, 1982 (United States)
    • Country of origin
      • United Kingdom
    • Language
      • English
    • Also known as
      • Das scharlachrote Siegel
    • Filming locations
      • Milton Manor House, High Street, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, UK(Blakeney Mansion)
    • Production companies
      • Edgar J. Scherick Associates
      • London Film Productions
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      2 hours 22 minutes

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    • Aspect ratio
      • 1.33 : 1

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    British aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney (Anthony Andrews) appears to be a vain and shallow man, but, in the guise of his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel, he is a courageous swordsman. As the Pimpernel, Blakeney works to free Gallic nobility from death during the fervor of the French Revolution. However, Blakeney’s life of luxury with his beautiful bride, Marguerite (Jane Seymour), is threatened when the French send sinister operative Chauvelin (Ian McKellen) to stop the Pimpernel at any cost.

    Cast & Crew

    Anthony Andrews

    Sir Percy Blakeney,

    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Jane Seymour

    Marguerite St. Just

    Ian McKellen

    Chauvelin

    James Villiers

    Baron de Batz

    Eleanor David

    Louise

    Malcolm Jamieson

    Armand St. Just

    Clive Donner

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  • Scarlet Primrose | it’s.

    .. What is the Scarlet Pimpernel?

    Cover of the 1908 edition

    The Scarlet Pimpernel [1] (Eng. The Scarlet Pimpernel, Scarlet Pimpernel ) is a classic adventure novel written by Baroness Emma Orzi in 1905 (based on her own play 1 903), about an aristocratic British spy and royalist operating in France during the Great Terror.

    The protagonist, Sir Percy Blakeney, in everyday life portrays a pampered dandy, interested only in fashion and tailcoat styles, and in parallel with this, he is active in the underground in the fight against the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel is his chosen pseudonym. He saves from the guillotine and transports to England several noble French aristocrats, and also rescues the young heir to the French throne, Louis XVII, from the Jacobin captivity. The cycle of novels about the Scarlet Pimpernel included more than 10 books and was created by Baroness Orzi until 1930s.

    This novel and its sequels, written by the Baroness, popularized the masked avenger figure ( masked avenger ), which later evolved into heroes like Zorro and even Batman. Despite its naivety and romanticism for the modern reader, as well as historical inaccuracies, in the past the novel was extremely popular in the West. Of the classics of Russian literature, young Vladimir Nabokov read this book. [2]

    Contents

    • 1 cycle of novels
      • 1.1 Novels
      • 1.2 Storybooks
      • 1.3 Related books
    • 2 Movies and music
    • 3 Followers of the Scarlet Pimpernel
    • 4 See also
    • 5 Notes
    • 6 Links

    Cycle of novels

    Anagallis arvensis – exact translation into Russian “Full color”

    Novels

    • Scarlet Pimpernel (play 1903, novel 1905)
    • I will Repay (1906)
    • The Elusive Pimpernel (1908)
    • Eldorado (1913)
    • Lord Tony’s Wife (1917)
    • The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1922)
    • Sir Percy Hits Back (1927)
    • A Child of the Revolution (1932)
    • The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1933)
    • Sir Percy Leads the Band (1936)
    • Mam’zelle Guillotine (1940)

    Storybooks

    • The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1919) Red Flower League
    • Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1929)

    Related books

    • The Laughing Cavalier (1913) (about the hero’s ancestor)
    • The First Sir Percy (1920) (similar)
    • Pimpernel and Rosemary (1924) (about the hero’s love story)
    • The Scarlet Pimpernel looks at the World (1933)

    Movies and music

    • There are about 15 adaptations of the novel, the most famous of which are:
      • Scarlet Pimpernel (film, 1934) – in ch. roles Leslie Howard
      • Scarlet Pimpernel (film, 1982) – in ch. roles Anthony Andrews
      • Scarlet Pimpernel (TV series) – TV series 1999-2000.
    • Scarlet Pimpernel (musical) – 1997 musical.
    • “Scarlet Pimpernel” is a Black Sabbath song.

    Followers of the Scarlet Pimpernel

    • Scottish priest Donald Caskie helped about 2,000 people escape from occupied France during World War II. At 1957 published an autobiography called “Tartan Primrose” (with a reference to the national symbol of Scotland – tartan).
    • Swedish diplomat Harald Edelstam was nicknamed “Black Pimpernel” for saving Norwegian Jews and underground fighters from fascists and Chileans fleeing the Pinochet regime.
    • In the wake of the success of the 1934 film adaptation starring Leslie Howard, the latter directed the film Pimpernel Smith (1941) based on the novel, the action of which was moved to 1940s: the main character is a Cambridge archaeologist who rescues prisoners from fascist concentration camps.