The Pied Piper (1942 film)

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 film was adapted by Nunnally Johnson from the novel of the same name by Nevil Shute. It was directed by Irving Pichel.

The Pied Piper
Original movie poster
Directed byIrving Pichel
Produced byNunnally Johnson
Screenplay byNunnally Johnson
Based onPied Piper
by Nevil Shute
StarringMonty Woolley
Anne Baxter
Roddy McDowall
Music byAlfred Newman
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Edited byAllen McNeil
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • August 21, 1942 (1942-08-21)
Running time
87 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.5 million (US rentals)[1]

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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