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Overview

The "Scarlet Pimpernel" legend is updated to WW2 in the breathless actioner Pimpernel Smith. Leslie Howard (who also directed) plays bespectacled and seemingly mild-mannered Professor Smith, who under cover of darkness transforms into a tireless defender of democracy. With the help of several loyal companions, Smith makes several forays into Nazi-occupied territories to rescue the oppressed victims of the Third Reich, using a phony archeological expedition to throw the villains off the track. The picture really roars into life during the cat-and-mouse exchanges between the Professor and his Gestapo antagonist Von Graum, phlegmatically enacted by the corpulent Francis L. Sullivan. In some markets, Pimpernel Smith was retitled Mister V.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2016
UPC: 0887090129015
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 11,946

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Howard Prof. Horatio Smith
Francis L. Sullivan Gen. von Graum
Mary Morris Ludmilla Koslowski
Peter Gawthorne Sidimir Koslowski
Raymond Huntley Marx
Ronald Howard Actor
Lawrence Kitchen Clarence Elstead
Allan Jeayes Dr. Beckendorf
Ernest Butcher Weber
Ben Williams Graubitz
Arthur Hambling Jordan
Joan Kemp-Welch Teacher
Hugh McDermott David Maxwell
Philip Friend Spencer
Manning Whiley Bertie Gregson
Basil Appleby Jock McIntyre
David Tomlinson Steve
Aubrey Mallalieu Dean
George Street Schmidt
Dennis Arundell Hoffman
Hector Abbas Karl Meyer
Richard George Prison Guard
Roddy Hughes Zigor
Oriel Ross Lady Willoughby
Roland Pertwee Sir George Smith
A.E. Matthews Earl of Meadowbrook
Percy Walsh Dvorak
Brian Herbert Jaromir
Charles Paton Steinhof
Elwyn Brook-Jones Actor

Technical Credits
Leslie Howard Director,Producer
Ian Dalrymple Screenwriter
Anatole de Grunwald Screenwriter
Mutz Greenbaum Cinematographer
John Greenwood Score Composer
Jack Hildyard Cinematographer
Harold Huth Associate Producer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Douglas Myers Editor
Roland Pertwee Screenwriter
Wolfgang Wilhelm Original Story

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pimpernel Smith
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9

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