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The Elusive Pimpernel
Capsule by Dave Kehr
From the Chicago Reader
There just isn't as much going on here as in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's other films, but it's a breezy, entertaining piece with P & P's customary stylistic cheekiness. David Niven is the swashbuckling hero; disguised as a feckless dandy, he spirits deserving aristocrats out of revolutionary France. With Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack, and Jack Hawkins; the highly charged Technicolor cinematography is the work of Christopher Challis (1950).
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