The Elusive Pimpernel

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(out of 5)


 is a riot as the famous Scarlet Pimpernel, a sort of reverse Robin Hood who saves his fellow aristocrats from the evils of revolution.  is terrific as his confused wife, a heroic woman who has no idea what her husband gets up to at night when he leaves the house; but wait until she finds out!  makes a great villain in this gorgeously photographed adventure film that tries to be everything that Michael Curtiz and William Keighley’s The Adventures of Robin Hood ever was but never quite makes it. Considering it has the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger behind it, you’d expect a lot more grit to the action, but alas there is none. That said, I like it more than Scaramouche.


United Kingdom, 1950

Directed by Michael Powell,

Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the romance by

Cinematography by

Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by , ,

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Venice 1949


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