If your first question is like mine, and you want to know what in the world a pimpernel is, Cecil B Demill explains that it’s both a flower, and the nom de guerre of a swashbuckling hero of the days of the French Revolution.
We are first introduced to this man who is a master of disguise. Nobody knows who he is, or what he looks like. He performs chivalrous acts for the oppressed and downtrodden for the selfless glory of doing the right thing for others. All to the frustration of certain folks in royal positions.
we are then introduced to a lady,, layed by Olivia Dehavelund. She is frustrated with her foppish, vane husband as he is always away on official business. She is fed up with his ineffectual ways of being a good husband. In the course of time she works with the elements who want to bring down the Scarlet Pimpernel.
A crucial moment comes when the enemy of the Pimpernel claims to have figured out who the mysterious hero is, and how to catch him. At the same time olivia connects the dots, but is suddenly taken with remorse at the Scarlet Pimpernel who she has fallen in love with at the romantic, swashbuckling things he does. Not to mention she has figured out that it’s her own husband.
Commercial break: A special guest makes an appearance to connect Lux soap with the queen of England, and to reveal that unlike other superheros of the airwaves or comic books, the Scarlet Pimpernel was a real person.
With the enemy closing in, the words of the special guest says it all. Stay tuned to the third act to see if he gets captured. Let’s just say that a firing squad awaits his future, but not before some creative exploits in the face of his enemy. Does he make up with his wife before he dies? Is there hope of getting away? Just listen to the end and enjoy.