The Scarlet Pimpernel


1917

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 4, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Fox Film Corp.; A Fox Special Feature
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Montagu Barstow (London, 1905) and their play of the same name (London, 5 Jan 1905).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

During the French Revolution, Englishman Sir Percy Blakeney is considered to be a terrible fop, completely unaware of the seriousness of the political situation abroad. In reality, Sir Percy is a hero to the French aristocrats and is known as "The Scarlet Pimpernel." His wife, Lady Marguerite, shares the opinion of most that Sir Percy is useless, until his heroism is proven when she discovers his secret identity. In Calais, Sir Percy is able to elude Chauvelin, a member of the new French government, even though Chauvelin threatens the safety of Lady Marguerite's brother, Armand St. Just. Lady Marguerite goes to Calais to aid her husband, and they finally are able to escape on a ship bound for England, assured of their love for each other.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 4, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Fox Film Corp.; A Fox Special Feature
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Montagu Barstow (London, 1905) and their play of the same name (London, 5 Jan 1905).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5 reels

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Notes

The copyright entry lists this film as six reels in length. Among the many other versions of the story are the 1935 British production The Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Leslie Howard and directed by Harold Young; and the 1950 British film The Elusive Pimpernel, starring David Niven and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.