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Pimpernel Smith
 

Pimpernel's Nazi battle
 

Pimpernel Smith
An update of the The Scarlet Pimpernel tale and dubbed by some as wartime propaganda. The film is set in the 1940s with the plot based around hordes of refugees fleeing from the Nazis. This 20th century Pimpernel is somewhat different to our foppish friend Sir Percy Blakeney. Once again played by Leslie Howard, this time the Pimpernel is an absent-minded professor running an escape operation that helps the refugees escape from the


Leslie Howard as the absent-minded professor ... aka the Scarlet Pimpernel ... and Francis Sullivan as General Von Graum.




clutches of the Nazis. The film was directed by Leslie Howard and starred Francis L. Sullivan, Mary Morris, Hugh McDermott, Raymond Huntley, David Tomlinson and Ronald Howard.


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