The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957)

STARRING:
Van Johnson, Claude Rains, Lori Nelson
DIRECTED BY:
Bretaigne Windust
GENRE:
Musical, Family
A color spectacle! From the pages of the immortal classics comes this famous story! Van Johnson stars as the legendary piper, playing enchanted music that can only be heard by children and rats! This filmed version of the famous Robert Browning poem, which was originally presented as an NBC TV Thanksgiving special, stars Claude Rains, Jim Backus, and Kay Starr, features cinematography by three time Oscar nominee William E. Snyder (The Loves of Carmen) and was directed by Bretaigne Windust (June Bride, Perfect Strangers). It’s still a great movie for the family at holiday time! (Color)