Today, we’ll be discussing the 1934 version of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, starring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon.
(And be sure to come back the first Tuesday of next month, when we’ll be discussing the Anthony Andrews version!)
To aid the discussion, the major credits on the film include:
DIRECTOR: Harold Young
Merle Oberon: Marguerite Blakeney
Raymond Massey: Citizen Chauvelin
Nigel Bruce: The Prince of Wales
Bramwell Fletcher : The Priest
Anthony Bushell: Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
Joan Gardner: Suzanne de Tournay
Walter Rilla: Armand St. Just
Mabel Terry-Lewis: Countess de Tournay
So…what did you think?
In particular, is Leslie Howard how you envision the Pimpernel? If not, does he work, in his own way? Or is he your favorite Pimpernel?
Did you like the movie?
All answers welcome!
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