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      Pimpernel Smith

      1941 2h 2m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 77% Audience Score 250+ Ratings English archaeologist Horatio Smith (Leslie Howard) takes his students to Germany before the start of World War II to study the existence of early Aryans. He is actually there, however, to free concentration camp inmates. General von Graum (Francis Sullivan), a Gestapo head, dispatches the beautiful Ludmilla Koslowski (Mary Morris) to find the man behind the escapes, but she instead allies with Horatio. Together they scheme to free Ludmilla's father, Sidimir (Peter Gawthorne). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin On the whole this is a most attractive and exciting production even though the propaganda is laid on with a somewhat heavy hand. Feb 8, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A worthy watch, Leslie Howard does a great job of baffling the Germans though-out. The story is solid and in general it has aged well. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review John L I can view this film again & again...it uplifts me! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/17 Full Review Audience Member Not sure why this has such a good reputation. There are way more exciting films of this type. I didn't like the original Scarlet Pimpernel and I didn't like this retelling either. Boring. Meh. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Leslie Howard is always an interesting actor to watch and in this film his charm and gentleness can now come across as old fashioned but at the time of making his manner was complete contrast to the Nazi soldiers. I can certainly recommend a watch but there's not enough there for a second viewing. For my money Leslie Howard in The First of the Few is his finest film. The most remarkable thing about this film is its place in history - it was made in 1942! A superb piece of foresight and propaganda Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Howard was etheral, a class apart. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Howard was etheral, a class apart. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis English archaeologist Horatio Smith (Leslie Howard) takes his students to Germany before the start of World War II to study the existence of early Aryans. He is actually there, however, to free concentration camp inmates. General von Graum (Francis Sullivan), a Gestapo head, dispatches the beautiful Ludmilla Koslowski (Mary Morris) to find the man behind the escapes, but she instead allies with Horatio. Together they scheme to free Ludmilla's father, Sidimir (Peter Gawthorne).
      Director
      Leslie Howard
      Producer
      Leslie Howard
      Screenwriter
      Anatole de Grunwald
      Production Co
      British National, United Artists
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 25, 2021
      Runtime
      2h 2m
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