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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Musical, Family, Fantasy  |  26 November 1957 (USA)
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The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition. To this end, the mayor outlaws play (which is a bit hard on the children) and ... See full summary »

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Pied Piper / Truson
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Lori Nelson ...
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Kay Starr ...
John's Mother
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Kathie Anderson
Les Clark
Brian Corcoran
Cyril Delevanti
James Elsegood
James Gonzalez
Alex Goudavich
Fred Hansen
Jess Kirkpatrick
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The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition. To this end, the mayor outlaws play (which is a bit hard on the children) and refuses to help a rival town when it's flooded. But rats (seen only as shadows), fleeing the flood, invade Hamelin in droves; a magical piper, whose music only children (and rats) can hear, strikes a bargain...which, once the rats are gone, the Mayor and council renege on, to their subsequent regret. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Now! a giant color spectacle! from the pages of the immortal classics comes this famous story!..


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26 November 1957 (USA)  »

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El flautista de Hamelin  »

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The children sing about gathering straw for their part in making bricks. Adobe bricks are made of straw and mud. Kiln bricks are used in building the tower. Kiln bricks are made of clay, sand, and some metal. Straw is not used. See more »

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John's Mother: [addressing an empty counci chamber] Your honor... I know you and your councillors are busy with important affairs, and I'll only take up a moment of your time. It's about Johnny. Who's Johhny? He's my son. You remember the boy with curly red hair... the boy who opened your carriage door for you once. He's gone... looked everywhere and I can't seem to find him... and I know such men as wise as you can surely help me find a small boy.
[he looks at the empty table, waiting for a reply]
John's Mother: Why don't ...
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Fool's Gold
Music by Edvard Grieg (adapted from "Solvejg's Song" from "Peer Gynt")
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Sung by Van Johnson
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4 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this movie was a great remake of the original even though the original was hard to follow.. especially when i never watched it. The way the piper was so kind to the citizens.. and then stole their kids.. and then brought them back brought a tear to my eye.. it was an extraordinarily fantastic performance! I also love how the piper was able to play the cello, clarinet, oboe, and violin with his magical instrument. thank you Bretaigne Windust for doing a great job remaking this movie. my favorite part of the movie was when the mayor hires the piper to lure the rodents away and agrees to pay a handsome fee and then the rats (quite realistic i may add) were led away, only to have the mayor renege on his promise.. thank you and good night!


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