SYNOPSIS

Conceived, written and designed by the legendary Dr Seuss, The 5000 Fingers of Dr T is a true cult classic and one of the strangest films for children ever made. Set in suburban America, young Bart is transported to the mysterious and musical world of the evil Dr Terwilliker, a piano teacher-cum-despot with plans to enslave 500 boys to play in unison on his giant piano. With ravishing production design and filmed in Technicolor, this is a perfect family film with plenty to keep the adults amused, too from the hilarious moments of post-War paranoia to Seuss’s obsession with Freud and Jung. Fans of The Simpsons should remember that it is no coincidence that their hero is another Bart and that his sworn enemy is one Sideshow Bob Terwilliger!


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RELEASE DATE

October 26, 1953

DIRECTOR

Roy Rowland

WRITER

Dr. Seuss & Allan Scott

COMPANY

Columbia Pictures (1953) (USA) (theatrical) (as Columbia Pictures Corporation)

GENRE

Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance

CERT

U

RUNTIME

89 minutes

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