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"Pimpernel" Smith (released in the United States as Mister V) is a 1941 British anti-Nazi thriller,<ref>"'Pimpernel' Smith (1940)." The Monthly Film Bulletin, Volume 8, No.91, July 1941.</ref> produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in the 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel 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".<ref>Noble 1945, p. 74.</ref>

The film helped to inspire Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to mount his real-life rescue operation in Budapest that saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi concentration camps during the last months of World War II.<ref>Linnéa 1993, p. 27.</ref>


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