'Pimpernel' Smith1941

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'Pimpernel' Smith
Directed by:
Leslie Howard

Released in the USA on February 12 of 1942, "'Pimpernel' Smith" (also known as "Primula Smith, La", "Fighting Pimpernel, The", "Mister V") is an Adventure/Comedy/Drama/War film directed by Leslie Howard . Leslie Howard is starring, alongside Mary Morris, Hugh McDermott, Raymond Huntley, Manning Whiley and Peter Gawthorne.

Who directed "'Pimpernel' Smith":

'Pimpernel' Smith was directed by Leslie Howard, an English actor, producer, and director.

Before making 'Pimpernel' Smith, Leslie Howard had directed Pygmalion, released in 1938. Since, he directed The First of the Few, released in 1942, The Gentle Sex (1943).

What was the release date of "'Pimpernel' Smith":

'Pimpernel' Smith was initially released on Thursday, February 12, 1942, in the United States. Another film released on Thursday, February 12, 1942 is Captains of the Clouds (dir. Michael Curtiz). This was seventy-seven (77) years ago.

It has been released on Saturday, July 26, 1941 in the United Kingdom and on Wednesday, April 30, 1947 in France.

Who is at the casting of "'Pimpernel' Smith":

At the casting of 'Pimpernel' Smith we find Leslie Howard, previously seen in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939); Mary Morris (Major Barbara (1941), The Thief of Bagdad (1940)); Hugh McDermott (Neutral Port (1940), The Saint in London (1939)) [ more... ]

  • Aubrey Mallalieu and Hugh McDermott, Peter Gawthorne, Philip Friend also worked together in The Young Mr. Pitt, released in 1942.
  • Ben Williams and Manning Whiley, Dennis Arundell also appeared in Contraband, released in 1940.
  • Allan Jeayes, Aubrey Mallalieu and Ben Williams also worked together in The Stars Look Down, released in 1940.
  • David Tomlinson, Ernest Butcher and Ben Williams also appeared in My Brother's Keeper, released in 1948.
  • Ben Williams and Peter Gawthorne, Percy Walsh can be seen in Boys Will Be Boys, released in 1935.
  • Ben Williams and David Tomlinson, Percy Walsh can be seen in Fame Is the Spur, released in 1947.
  • Ben Williams and Raymond Huntley, Manning Whiley can all be seen in The Ghost of St. Michael's, released in 1941.
  • Percy Walsh and Raymond Huntley, Peter Gawthorne also appeared in Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It, released in 1941.
  • Ben Williams and Raymond Huntley, Allan Jeayes also appeared in Night Train to Munich, released in 1940.
  • Roland Pertwee and Raymond Huntley, Philip Friend also appeared in The Day Will Dawn, released in 1942.
  • Allan Jeayes, Aubrey Mallalieu and Ben Williams have all also be seen in Uncensored, released in 1942.
  • Raymond Huntley, A.E. Matthews and Ben Williams can be seen in The Way Ahead, released in 1944.

What is the Storyline of "'Pimpernel' Smith":

Eccentric Cambridge archaeologist Horatio Smith (Howard) takes a group of British and American archaeology students to pre-war Nazi Germany to help in his excavations. His research is supported by the Nazis, since he professes to be looking for evidence of the Aryan origins of German civilisation. However, he has a secret agenda: to free inmates of the concentration camps. During one such daring rescue, he hides disguised as a scarecrow in a field and is inadvertently shot by a German soldier idly engaging [...]

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