Off to the movies
A hero made
for the screen

The Scarlet Pimpernel has regularly attracted moviemakers and TV producers. Here's a short preview of the Scarlet Pimpernel films and TV series made over the past 75 years, including a spoof of our fabulous action hero by the infamous Blackadder team.

The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1934 (starring Leslie Howard)

The Scarlet Pimpernel Returns, 1938 (starring Barry Barnes)

The Elusive Pimpernel, 1951 (starring David Niven)

Pimpernel Smith, 1940 (Starring Leslie Howard)

The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1955 (starring Marius Goring)

The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1982 (Anthony Andrews)

Nob and Nobility, 1987 (starring Rowan Atkinson)

The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1998 (starring Richard E. Grant)

(Each of the above titles is available on DVD.

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