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"Pimpernel" Smith (released in the USA as Mister V) is a 1941 British anti-Nazi thriller, produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) from Revolutionary France to pre-Second World War Europe. The British Film Yearbook for 1945 described his work as "one of the most valuable facets of British propaganda".
|Directed by||Leslie Howard|
|Written by||A. G. Macdonell|
|Screenplay by||Anatole de Grunwald|
Ian Dalrymple (uncredited)
|Story by||A. G. Macdonell|
|Based on||"Pimpernel" Smith (story)|
by A. G. Macdonell The Scarlet Pimpernel (novel)
by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
|Produced by||Leslie Howard|
Harold Huth (associate)
Francis L. Sullivan
|Edited by||Sidney Cole|
|Music by||John Greenwood|
|Distributed by||Anglo-American Film Corporation (UK)|
The film helped to inspire the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to lead a real-life rescue operation in Budapest that saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi concentration camps during the last months of the Second World War.