The Pied Piper (1942 film)

The Pied Piper

Original movie poster
Directed by Irving Pichel
Produced by Nunnally Johnson
Written by Nunnally Johnson
Starring Monty Woolley
Anne Baxter
Roddy McDowall
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Edward Cronjager
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • August 21, 1942 (1942-08-21)
Running time
87 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.5 million (US rentals)[1]

The Pied Piper is a 1942 film in which an Englishman on vacation in France is caught up in the German invasion of that country, and finds himself taking an ever-growing group of children to safety. It stars Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall and Anne Baxter. The movie was adapted by Nunnally Johnson from the novel of the same name by Nevil Shute. It was directed by Irving Pichel.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Monty Woolley), Best Cinematography, Black-and-White and Best Picture.



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