A television adaptation of the play by Baroness Orczy and Montague Barstow.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Harriette Johns
The action of the play takes place in Paris. Dover, London, and Calais in 1792 during the French Revolution.
They seek him here, they seek him there... Baroness Orczy's inspiration of the Scarlet Pimpernel gave her material for many stories, but this revival of one of television drama's most successful productions is again based on the play she and Montague Barstow made for Fred Terry. It is indeed an evergreen (or should it be ever-scarlet?) romantic adventure story with all the necessary colourful ingredients: the mysterious unknown Englishman who smuggles French aristocrats away from the guillotine during the Terror that followed the French Revolution in 1789, leaving by way of a clue to his identity only a drawing of the little English wayside flower whose name gives the play its title; and the beautiful, unhappy Marguerite St.