The Pied Piper (1942)

The Pied Piper


No Top Critics Tomatometer score yet...


Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

In this film, Monty Woolley plays an irascible Englishman who insists that he dislikes children. While on a vacation in France, the Nazis invade the country. Reluctantly, Woolley agrees to transport several French children into England. As the flight to freedom becomes more treacherous, Woolley grows fonder of his charges.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Nunnally Johnson
In Theaters:


as Howard

as Ronnie Cavanaugh

as Nicole Rougeron

as Maj. Diessen

as Aristide Rougeron

as Mr. Cavanaugh

as Mrs. Cavanaugh

as Sheila Cavanaugh

as Frenchman

as Foquet

as Mme. Bonne

as Charendon

as Roger Dickinson

as Mme. Rougeron

as Railroad Official

as Barman

as Lieutenant

as Military Policeman

as German Soldier

as German Soldier

as Proprietress

as Fisherman

as Waiter

as Majordomo

as Officer at Road

as Lieutenant
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for The Pied Piper

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for The Pied Piper

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Irresistably entertaining.

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Baxter falters as the mademoiselle who comes to their aid, but the film does well by an obviously contrived scenario.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Sentimental wartime story that never fully recovers from its contrivances.

Full Review… | January 4, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, Pied Piper is a sentimental but well acted propaganda film, made at the height of WWII.

Full Review… | March 28, 2011

A warm, loving, heart-tugging story.

Full Review… | October 23, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Monty Woolley stars as a pig-headed English misanthrope leading an unusual group of refugees out of France in spring 1940.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Pied Piper

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about The Pied Piper!

The Pied Piper Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Pied Piper on our Movie forum!