British adventure film directed by Harold Young and starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, & Raymond Massey. Based on the classic adventure novel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy, the film is about an eighteenth-century English aristocrat who leads a double life, appearing as an effete aristocrat while engaged in an underground effort to free French nobles from Robespierre’s Reign of Terror during the revolution.

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