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Scarlet Pimpernel, The

Synopsis
Feature film version of the novel by Baroness Orczy set in the French Revolution. At the end of the film, the Scarlet Pimpernel, when he encounters his arch-rival Blakeney, quotes part of John of Gaunt’s speech ‘This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle’ (II i) and then states that he has forgotten the rest of the quotation.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1935
Duration
97 mins; 8,768 feet

Credits

Director
Harold Young
Producer
Alexander Korda
Screenplay
Arthur Wimperis; Harold Rosson; Lajos Biro; Robert Sherwood; Sam Bermann
Music
Arthur Benjamin
Cast
Leslie HowardSir Percy Blakeney (John of Gaunt)
Merle OberonLady Blakeney
Raymond MasseyChauvelin

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Pimpernel Smith

Notes

General
A wartime sequel PIMPERNEL SMITH (GB 1941) has Howard as a present-day historian, rescuing refugees from Nazi Germany, with a fondness for quoting Shakespeare.

Production Company

Name

London Film Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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