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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

  • 87 mins
  • 70%
  • All Ages
  • United States of America FlagUSUnited States of America
  • 1957
  • Classics
  • Musicals

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.