Welcome to the February meeting of the Risky Regencies JANE AUSTEN MOVIE CLUB!

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


Leslie Howard: The Scarlet Pimpernel

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!

They seek her here, they seek her there…Those kitties seek her everywhere…