One story has been placed on film at least 3 times and has had a TV series on it. I love all the film versions, starring Leslie Howard, Anthony Andrews and David Niven. However the one here, which is my favourite stars Leslie Howard as The Scarlet Pimpernal
A great story of a British nobleman going to France during the civil war to rescue aristocrats from the guillotene.
Here is the star quoting the poem of the same name, and showing why he wasn't suspected as the dare-devil who was doing the fighting.