The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper (1972)

Come children of the universe, let Donovan take you away, far far away.

  • Genre: Fantasy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1972-12-27
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 31 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Goodtimes Enterprises
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom
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Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father taxes the people to build a cathedral he thinks will save his soul. A local apothecary who's a Jew seeks a treatment for the plague; the priests charge him with witchcraft. One of the minstrels, who has soothed the Mayor's daughter with his music, promises to rid the town of rats for the fee. The Mayor agrees, then renigs. In the morning, the plague, the Jew's trial, and the Piper's revenge come at once.

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    Directing Jacques Demy Director
    Writing Jacques Demy Writer
    Costume & Make-Up Mary Gibson Wardrobe Master
    Production David Puttnam Producer
    Production Sanford Lieberson Producer
    Writing Andrew Birkin Writer
    Writing Mark Peploe Writer
    Sound Donovan Music
    Production Gavrik Losey Associate Producer
    Editing John Trumper Editor
    Art Assheton Gorton Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Evangeline Harrison Costume Designer
    Sound Alan Bell Sound
    Sound Doug Turner Sound
    Sound Tony Jackson Sound
    Camera Peter Suschitzky Director of Photography