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Director:
Writers:
Jacques Demy (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
17 December 1972 (UK) See more »
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Come children of the universe, let Donovan take you away, far far away.
Plot:
Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
thank God that it stars Donovan See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jack Wild ... Gavin

Donald Pleasence ... The Baron

John Hurt ... Franz

Donovan ... The Pied Piper

Michael Hordern ... Melius, Alchemist

Roy Kinnear ... Burgermeister Poppendick

Peter Vaughan ... Bishop

Diana Dors ... Frau Poppendick
Cathryn Harrison ... Lisa
Keith Buckley ... Mattio
Peter Eyre ... Pilgrim
John Welsh ... Chancellor
Hamilton Dyce ... Papal Nuncio
Arthur Hewlett ... Otto
Andre Van Gyseghem ... Friar
Patsy Puttnam ... Helga
Paul Hennen ... Karl
David Leland ... Officer
Michael Goldie ... Burger
John Falconer ... Priest
Clive Elliott ... Priest
David Nettheim ... Kulik (as David Netheim)
Sammie Winmill ... Gretel
Gertan Klauber ... Town Cryer

Roger Hammond ... Burger
Edwin Brown ... Burger
George Cormack ... Burger
Mary MacLeod ... Maidservant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Fielder ... Flunky (uncredited)
Sacha Puttnam ... Little Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jacques Demy 
 
Writing credits
Jacques Demy (screenplay) and
Andrew Birkin (screenplay) and
Mark Peploe (screenplay)

Robert Browning  poem (uncredited)
Jacob Grimm  fairy tale (uncredited)
Wilhelm Grimm  fairy tale (uncredited)

Produced by
Sanford Lieberson .... producer
Gavrik Losey .... associate producer
David Puttnam .... producer
 
Original Music by
Donovan 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky 
 
Film Editing by
John Trumper 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Assheton Gorton 
 
Art Direction by
George Djurkovic 
 
Costume Design by
Evangeline Harrison 
 
Makeup Department
Bob Lawrance .... makeup artist (as Bob Lawrence)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Garth Thomas .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tony Jackson .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Larner .... gaffer
Ron Robson .... camera operator
Roy Rodhouse .... best boy
 
Music Department
Kenny Clayton .... conductor (as Kenneth Clayton)
Kenny Clayton .... music arranger (as Kenneth Clayton)
Donovan .... musician: singer
 
Other crew
Zelda Barron .... continuity
John Holmes .... rat trainer
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Iceland:12 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:G

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Trivia:
Was released after the death of Hamilton Dyce.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Jacquot de Nantes (1991)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
thank God that it stars Donovan, 3 June 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

A previous reviewer said that this version is probably closer to the original version of the story than any other version with which we're familiar in this day and age. Given the portrayal of the bubonic plague, I would have to agree. And it only adds to the movie's quality that they cast Donovan as the title character. I should warn you that this movie is rather dark - but never gross - and not even trying to be "cute", so don't expect that. Also starring Jack Wild, John Hurt and Donald Pleasance.

One other thing is that "The Pied Piper" is (as far as I know) not officially available on video or DVD. It is available in the video/DVD store Movie Madness, here in Portland, Oregon. If you're ever in Portland, you should come to Movie Madness.

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