History Film / PimpernelSmith

20th Apr '16 7:49:23 PM PaulA
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''Pimpernel Smith'' is a British 1941 anti-Nazi thriller, produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in the 1934 film ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'' from Revolutionary France to pre-World War II Europe. The British Film Yearbook for 1945 described his work as "one of the most valuable facets of British propaganda". The film is also notable for helping to inspire Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to mount his real-life rescue operation in Budapest that saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi concentration camps between July 9 1944 and January 17 1945.

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''Pimpernel Smith'' is a British 1941 anti-Nazi thriller, produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in the 1934 film ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'' ''Film/{{The Scarlet Pimpernel|1934}}'' from Revolutionary France to pre-World War II Europe. The British Film Yearbook for 1945 described his work as "one of the most valuable facets of British propaganda". The film is also notable for helping to inspire Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to mount his real-life rescue operation in Budapest that saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi concentration camps between July 9 1944 and January 17 1945.
26th Mar '15 1:52:08 PM RobinHood3000
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Shakespeare was German. Only kidding he was actually the Earl of Oxford.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Shakespeare was German. Only kidding kidding; he was actually the Earl of Oxford.



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: In one scene, the increasingly obnoxious orchestral interpretation of "There is a Tavern in the Town" turn out to be from a group of German musical experts off-screen trying to research its relationship with the spate of recent escapes.

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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: In one scene, the increasingly obnoxious orchestral interpretation of "There is a Tavern in the Town" turn turns out to be coming from a group of German musical experts off-screen trying to research its the song's relationship with the spate of recent escapes.
26th Mar '15 1:46:24 PM RobinHood3000
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* BavarianFireDrill: Prof. Smith uses this to waltz right through the numerous security checkpoints and administrative offices of the Nazi propaganda headquarters.
26th Mar '15 1:42:24 PM RobinHood3000
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* DeadpanSnarker: Professor Smith, at times.
--> '''Prof. Smith:''' Gentleman, this is the German-Swiss frontier. The barbed wire is to prevent the oppressed Swiss from escaping into free Germany.
26th Mar '15 12:57:13 PM RobinHood3000
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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: In one scene, the increasingly obnoxious orchestral interpretation of "There is a Tavern in the Town" turn out to be from a group of German musical experts off-screen trying to research its relationship with the spate of recent escapes.
3rd Apr '14 8:07:10 AM Meppe
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''Pimpernel Smith'' is a British 1941 anti-Nazi thriller, produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in the 1934 film ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'' from Revolutionary France to pre-World War II Europe. The British Film Yearbook for 1945 described his work as "one of the most valuable facets of British propaganda". The film is also notable for helping to inspire Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to mount his real-life rescue operation in Budapest that saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi concentration camps between July 1944 and January 1945.

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''Pimpernel Smith'' is a British 1941 anti-Nazi thriller, produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in the 1934 film ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'' from Revolutionary France to pre-World War II Europe. The British Film Yearbook for 1945 described his work as "one of the most valuable facets of British propaganda". The film is also notable for helping to inspire Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to mount his real-life rescue operation in Budapest that saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi concentration camps between July 9 1944 and January 17 1945.
4th Mar '14 11:38:12 AM CrypticMirror
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* RedHerring [[spoiler:Those boxes that the students were guarding on the train? Turns out there was nothing of interest to [[ThoseWackyNazis Those Wacky Nazis]] there. Not even an ancient Aryan civilization.]]
* StealthHiBye: Prof. Smith has a talent for this. It's frequently mentioned and/or demonstrated, and it's also [[spoiler:how Smith escapes across the border at the end of the film.]]

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* RedHerring [[spoiler:Those RedHerring: Those boxes that the students were guarding on the train? Turns out there was nothing of interest to [[ThoseWackyNazis Those Wacky Nazis]] there. Not even an ancient Aryan civilization.]]
civilization.
* StealthHiBye: Prof. Smith has a talent for this. It's frequently mentioned and/or demonstrated, and it's also [[spoiler:how how Smith escapes across the border at the end of the film.]]
31st Oct '13 3:26:56 PM Meppe
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* RedHerring [[spoiler:Those boxes that the students were guarding on the train? Turns out there was nothing of interest to [[ThoseWackyNazis]] there. Not even an ancient Aryan civilization.]]

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* RedHerring [[spoiler:Those boxes that the students were guarding on the train? Turns out there was nothing of interest to [[ThoseWackyNazis]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Those Wacky Nazis]] there. Not even an ancient Aryan civilization.]]
31st Oct '13 3:25:18 PM Meppe
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* RedHerring [[spoiler:Those boxes that the students were guarding on the train? Turns out there was nothing of interest to [[ThoseWackyNazis]] there. Not even an ancient Aryan civilization.]]
31st Oct '13 3:18:05 PM Meppe
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''Pimpernel Smith'' is a British 1941 anti-Nazi thriller, produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in the 1934 film ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'' from Revolutionary France to pre-World War II Europe. The British Film Yearbook for 1945 described his work as "one of the most valuable facets of British propaganda". The film is also notable for helping to inspire Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to mount his real-life rescue operation in Budapest that saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi concentration camps during the last months of World War II.

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''Pimpernel Smith'' is a British 1941 anti-Nazi thriller, produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in the 1934 film ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'' from Revolutionary France to pre-World War II Europe. The British Film Yearbook for 1945 described his work as "one of the most valuable facets of British propaganda". The film is also notable for helping to inspire Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to mount his real-life rescue operation in Budapest that saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi concentration camps during the last months of World War II.between July 1944 and January 1945.
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