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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.

  1. Jacques Demy

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Donovan

    Donovan

    The Pied Piper

  2. Diana Dors

    Diana Dors

    Frau Poppendick

  3. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    The Baron

  4. Roy Kinnear

    Roy Kinnear

    Burgermeister Poppendick

  5. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Franz

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The Pied Piper
The Pied Piper

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Status Released

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  • December 27, 1972
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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