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Excellent version of the classic story
on 13 August 2009
Being a fan of the stories I wanted to add this DVD to my collection and Leslie Howard makes an excellent Pimpernel [although my favourite still has to be Anthony Andrews but Leslie Howard comes a close second]. You easily lose yourself in the film and it is an excellent watch and I would highly recommend it. However, the second DVD, the Return of wasn't so good, poor picture quality [although admittedly the film is very old]and the actor playing the Pimpernel lacked style and charisma - In my opinion he just didn't have what it takes to play the pimpernel. Please don't let that put you off buying this DVD though because the first film certainly makes up for it. Leslie Howard went on to play Pimpernel Smith in a modern day version of the Pimpernel in war time which is an excellent watch too.