The Elusive Pimpernel1950

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The Elusive Pimpernel
Directed by:
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Released in the USA on April 17 of 1954, "The Elusive Pimpernel" (also known as "Fighting Pimpernel, The", "Dunkelrote Siegel, Das", "Inafferabile primula rossa, L'") is an Adventure/Drama/Romance film directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, and written by Michael Powell . David Niven is starring, alongside Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack, Jack Hawkins, Arlette Marchal and Gérard Nery.

The Scarlet Pimpernel Rides Again ... and all thrill at his daring

Who directed "The Elusive Pimpernel":

The Elusive Pimpernel was directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Michael Powell was an English director, writer, producer, and actor. Before making The Elusive Pimpernel, he had directed The Red Shoes, released in 1948, Black Narcissus (1947), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945), A Canterbury Tale (1944), and One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942). Since, Michael Powell directed Gone to Earth, released in 1950, The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), The Wild Heart (1952), Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955), The Battle of the River Plate (1956), and Ill Met by Moonlight (1957).

Emeric Pressburger was an author, screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. Before directing The Elusive Pimpernel, he had directed The Red Shoes, released in 1948, Black Narcissus (1947), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945), A Canterbury Tale (1944), and One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942). Since, Emeric Pressburger directed Gone to Earth, released in 1950, The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), The Wild Heart (1952), Twice Upon a Time (1953), Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955), and The Battle of the River Plate (1956).

What was the release date of "The Elusive Pimpernel":

The Elusive Pimpernel was first released on Saturday, April 17, 1954, in the United States. Also released on this day were Casanova's Big Night (dir. Norman Z. McLeod), Yankee Pasha (dir. Joseph Pevney), and Tarantella napoletana (dir. Camillo Mastrocinque). This was sixty-five (65) years ago.

It has been released on Monday, February 06, 1950 in the United Kingdom; Friday, July 27, 1951 in Germany and on Sunday, February 20, 1955 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Elusive Pimpernel":

At the casting of The Elusive Pimpernel we find David Niven, previously seen in A Kiss for Corliss (1949) and A Kiss in the Dark (1949); Margaret Leighton (The Astonished Heart (1949), Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)); Cyril Cusack (The Blue Lagoon (1949), Escape (1948)) [ more... ]

  • Jane Gill-Davis and David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Jack Hawkins, John Longden also appeared in Bonnie Prince Charlie, released in 1948.
  • Raymond Rollett and Cyril Cusack, Jack Hawkins also appeared in Gideon's Day, released in 1958.
  • Philip Stainton and David Niven have both also be seen in Appointment with Venus, released in 1951.

What is the Storyline of "The Elusive Pimpernel":

During the French Revolution, the Scarlet Pimpernel, (David Niven), who is really Sir Percy Blakeney in disguise, risks his life to rescue French noblemen from the guillotine and take them across the English Channel to safety. As cover, Sir Percy poses as a fop at Court, and curries favor with the Prince of Wales (Jack Hawkins) by providing advice about fashion, but secretly he leads The League, a group of noblemen with similar views.

Chauvelin, French Ambassador of the Revolution to England (Cyril [...]

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