The Adventures of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1956)
Sir Percy Blakeney, Bart., is a notorious fop and hedonistic member of the Prince Regent's court, but he is secretly "the Scarlet Pimpernel", a mysterious figure who rescues innocents from the Reign of Terror taking place in France and transports them to safety in England. Based on the classic adventure novels by Baroness Orczy, this series was one of the earliest costume dramas produced for television.
Stars: Marius Goring, Stanley Van Beers, Anthony Newlands. The entire series is here.
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