Der wunderbare Leslie Howard in einem Film über Patriotismus und Zivilcourage mit dem nötigen,dezenten Schuss Amour.Unglaublich seine Mimik+Verwandlungsfähigkeit seines Mienenspiels.Gerade heute gültig,aber auch für Freunde der frz Geschichte.
Them Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven? Is he in Hell? That damned elusive pimpernel. By Sir Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel (Leslie Howard) It is the French revolution and everone is losing their heads. Sir Percy Blakeney must fake being ridicules and may even lose the love of his life Lady Marguerite Blakeney (Merle Oberon.) This is necessary to save their friends from the guillotine. How long can he pull this off while right next to hem is Citizen Chauvelin (Raymond Massey) who is trying to track down The Scarlet Pimpernel. He even threatens Marguerite's with the life of her brother to find the pimpernel. The story, originally a play then a novel has been remade and in some ways improved through the years. However this version will always be the classic that others are measured by.