If critics complain about the BBC version of "The Scarlet Pimpernel", it certainly isn't for the music, which provides an excellent backdrop to the age old tale of double identities, intriegue, and lying to your husband about having his friend beheaded because he hung your parents, which sends him into a spree of saving French aristocrats from the guillotine. The movie itself does deviate from the novel quite a bit in parts, but is overall a pretty fun movie. Watch it, then read the book. And buy the CD while you're at it. PS For some reason, the soundtrack dubs the main female lead as "Margheritte". I don't know if this was a horrible spelling error, but the correct name is "Marguerite". Just to let you know.