The Pied Piper
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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 young charges and vows that they'll be kept safe. The group is detained by German officer Otto Preminger, who finally allows Woolley and the children safe passage--provided they take Preminger's niece to England as well. Pied Piper was based on a novel by British author Nevil Shute. ~ Hal… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Irresistably entertaining."
‑ Theodore Strauss, New York Times
"Nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, Pied Piper is a sentimental but well acted propaganda film, made at the height of WWII."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"[It] keeps things moving and shows a real knack for balancing the comedic and more serious aspects."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Baxter falters as the mademoiselle who comes to their aid, but the film does well by an obviously contrived scenario."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A warm, loving, heart-tugging story."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Sentimental wartime story that never fully recovers from its contrivances."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Monty Woolley stars as a pig-headed English misanthrope leading an unusual group of refugees out of France in spring 1940."
‑ , Film4
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