The Elusive Pimpernel

Powell Emeric Pressburger (directors, screenwriters)
Emmuska Orczy (novel)
Berko (photographer)
David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack, Jack Hawkins (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1950. Vintage reference photograph of director Michael Powell sitting with chief electrician Bill Wall and continuity girl [script girl, script supervisor] Doreen Merriman on the set of the 1950 British film. With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso, along with the stamp of PIX agency and a stamp specific to the film's UK release, and the stamp of a photograph noted only as "Berko".

From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still living in Europe) and the American magazine and newspaper market between 1935-1969.

Based on the 1905 novel "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. A disguised British nobleman rescues Frenchmen from the guillotine during the French Revolution, whisking them across the Channel to safety.

Set and shot on location in France and England.

Approximately 7.5 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly creased.

[Book #150234]