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Pimpernel Smith (1941) was a Adventure - Comedy Film directed by Leslie Howard and produced by Leslie Howard and Harold Huth.

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Pimpernel Smith ~ 1941

By Clayton on Dec 28, 2015 From Phantom Empires

Pimpernel Smith ~ 1941 12/28/2015 2 Comments What a stunningly good film! Hot on the heels of the OTHER Leslie Howard version of the Pimpernel story (from 1934, which I reviewed HERE), this one from 1941 takes the theme into new and a... Read full article


Pimpernel Smith ~ 1941

By Clayton on Dec 28, 2015 From Phantom Empires

Pimpernel Smith ~ 1941 12/28/2015 0 Comments What a stunningly good film! Hot on the heels of the OTHER Leslie Howard 1934 version of the Pimpernel story (which I reviewed HERE), this version from 1941 takes the theme into new and appr... Read full article


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Professor Horatio Smith: Would you like to see it? There we are, you see. Buried with all his weapons, you see, presumably, in the belief that there might be a rearmament program in the hereafter. An ancient Teuton. "Alas poor Yorick, get thee to my lady's chamber, my dear general. Tell her that though she paint an inch thick, to this favour must she come, make her laugh at that." The Earl of Oxford wrote that, you know.


Professor Horatio Smith: I'm so glad to find you're not busy, because I've been doing a little research for you...
General von Graum: That's just what I wanted to do.
Professor Horatio Smith: ...On the identity of Shakespeare.
General von Graum: I'd like to know how you spent this afternoon.
Professor Horatio Smith: What's the matter with you? You seem upset. I spent the afternoon at the library at the embassy. Now this, this proves conclusively that Shakespeare wasn't really Shakespeare at all.
General von Graum: No?
Professor Horatio Smith: No. He was the Earl of Oxford. Now you can't pretend that the Earl of Oxford was a German, can you?
Professor Horatio Smith: [Speaking to the German Officer] Can you?
German Officer: No!
Professor Horatio Smith: Well there you are.
German Officer: I didn't come here to discuss Shakespeare. If you want me, you know where I am.
Professor Horatio Smith: The Earl of Oxford was a very bright Elizabethan light.


[after Professor Horatio Smith disappears behind a cloud of smoke]
Professor Horatio Smith: Don't worry, I shall be back...
[Gunshots from the general fire through the smoke]
Professor Horatio Smith: ...we shall *all* be back.


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Father Leslie Howard and his son Ronald Howard, both appeared in this film together.
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