Daredevils & Castaways
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Directed by Harold Young • 1934 • United Kingdom
Starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey
Prestige producer Alexander Korda applies his seal of quality to this rip-roaring swashbuckler, a rollickingly entertaining adaptation of the classic novel by Baroness Orczy, which introduced the widely imitated trope of a hero with a secret identity. Leslie Howard steps into the foppish finery of the seemingly ineffectual English aristocrat who, as his quick-thinking alter ego the Scarlet Pimpernel, rescues innocents from the guillotine during the French Revolution. Boasting a superb cast that includes Merle Oberon and Raymond Massey, this crackling adventure offers one of cinema’s most unique heroes: a charming, cheeky dandy with the heart of a lion.
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Directed by Zoltán Korda • 1939 • United Kingdom
Starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez
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THE GOLD RUSH: 1942 Version
Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1942 • United States
Starring Charles Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain
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Directed by Zoltán Korda • 1942 • United Kingdom
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