Pimpernel Smith

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Pimpernel Smith ★★½ Mister V 1942

Seemingly scatterbrained archaeology professor is actually a dashing agent rescuing refugees from evil Nazis in WWII France. Howard is well cast, but the film is somewhat predictable, and it's too long. Wonderful scene, though, in which a Nazi officer champions Shakespeare as Aryan. 121m/B VHS . GB Leslie Howard, Mary Morris, Francis L. Sullivan, David Tomlinson; D: Leslie Howard.