The Pied Piper (1942)




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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.
Classics , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Monty Woolley
as Howard
Roddy McDowall
as Ronnie Cavanaugh
Anne Baxter
as Nicole Rougeron
Otto Preminger
as Maj. Diessen
J. Carroll Naish
as Aristide Rougeron
Lester Matthews
as Mr. Cavanaugh
Jill Esmond
as Mrs. Cavanaugh
Ferike Boros
as Madame
Peggy Ann Garner
as Sheila Cavanaugh
Merrill Rodin
as Willem
William Edmunds
as Frenchman
Marcel Dalio
as Foquet
Marcelle Corday
as Mme. Bonne
Edward Ashley
as Charendon
Morton Lowry
as Roger Dickinson
Odette Myrtil
as Mme. Rougeron
Jean Del Val
as Railroad Official
George Davis
as Barman
Rudolph Anders
as Lieutenant
Henry Rowland
as Military Policeman
Otto Reichow
as German Soldier
Henry Guttman
as German Soldier
Hans Von Morhart
as Sergeant
William Yetter Jr.
as Officer at Road
Mici Gory
as Proprietress
Jean De Briac
as Fisherman
Ernst Hausman
as Soldier
Wilson Benge
as Waiter
Brandon Hurst
as Majordomo
Thomas Louden
as Medford
Robert O. Davis
as Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for The Pied Piper

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Irresistably entertaining.

Full Review… | August 7, 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 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Sentimental wartime story that never fully recovers from its contrivances.

Full Review… | January 3, 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

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

Full Review… | June 23, 2006

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