The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T Movie Review 1953

Information and Film Reviews for The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T the Movie

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In Dr. Seuss' only non-animated movie, a boy tries to evade piano lessons and runs right into the castle of the evil Dr. Terwilliger, where hundreds of boys are held captive for piano lessons. Worse yet, they're forced to wear silly beanies with "happy fingers" waving on top. Luckily, the trusted family plumber is on hand to save the day through means of an atomic bomb. Wonderful satire, horrible music, mesmerizing Seussian sets. The skating brothers (who are joined at their beards) are a treat.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Fantasy, Adapted from a Story, Dr. Seuss
Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Allan Scott
Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Tommy Rettig, Hans Conried, Noel Cravat
Franz Planer
Roy Rowland
Frederick "Friedrich" Hollander, Hans J. Salter
Stanley Kramer

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