Which Scarlet Pimpernell?

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  1. David Grove

    David Grove Stunt Coordinator

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    I think it was in the 1980's that I watched a VHS version of The Scarlet Pimpernell. From IMDB, I see that there are several versions of this title.

    I'd like to try to identify which production I viewed.

    Believe it or not, I can't recall whether it was in color, or not. One of the things I do remember was one of the devices that the Percy/Pimpernell character used was continually to peer at things through his I-don't-know-the-proper-name-but-sort-of-a-monocle-or-magnifying-glass lens that he wore around his neck.

    Is that enough of a clue to identify? Could that have been the 1934 version? Or a later TV version?

    I know it wasn't one of the sequel or parodies, as I distinctly the "They seek him here, they seek him there, etc." line.

    Thanks.

    DG
     
  2. Paul_Scott

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    that little whismical poem is also in the Leslie Howard version from the 30's.

    you've probably seen the Jane Seymour version
     
  3. Stephen-R

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    I always liked the way Percy said: "..Sink Me..."

    I believe the actor's name is Anthony Andrews.
     
  4. Bob Engleman

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    David,

    It is indeed the Andrews/Seymour/McKellen version. I purchased the DVD last yr. @ $7.88, and am quite pleased with the quality, considering this was a TV presentation. Fortunately for me, I was able to sell my VHS copy for $10.

    Bob Engleman
     

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