The Pied Piper (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.


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
Peggy Ann Garner
as Sheila Cavanaugh
William Edmunds
as Frenchman
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
Rudolph Anders
as Lieutenant
Henry Rowland
as Military Policeman
Otto Reichow
as German Soldier
Henry Guttman
as German Soldier
Mici Gory
as Proprietress
Jean De Briac
as Fisherman
Brandon Hurst
as Majordomo
William Yetter Jr.
as Officer at Road
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Critic Reviews for The Pied Piper

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Irresistably entertaining.

August 8, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

The dramatic and tender moments of the movie are heightened by the performances of the child actors. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Sentimental wartime story that never fully recovers from its contrivances.

January 4, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

March 28, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

A warm, loving, heart-tugging story.

October 23, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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