Dr. Seuss - The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T DVD

Did you know that Dr. Seuss wrote the story, screenplay and lyrics for a weirdly wonderful children's musical fantasy, filled with surrreal imagery and weird wordplay? Well, he did and this undeservedly obscure film, which was made in 1953 is the result. Why are we carrying this? I dunno, but it's great and maybe that's enough.

"It's sad that this enormously entertaining children's fantasy film goes almost unseen today. It is the only live action feature film that the late great Dr. Suess was involved in. The story involves young Bart, a free spirited little boy who is forced into piano lessons dictated by the pretentious, snobby Dr. Terwilliker (Hans Conried at his nasally best!) In his dreams, he imagines this horrible teacher runs a prison like institute where prisoners are forced to play a silly, large piano meant for 500 piano players all at once. The film has wonderful dialog, crazy musical numbers with great lyrics. Two of my favorite songs in this film is the baratone executioner, and Dr. T's gleeful song about dressing up. Oh, and there's a reference to the atomic bomb that is just too gosh-darned funny! This loopy classic has a nice message, mostly aimed at adults- take children more seriously, and let them be children. The last shot of the film has Bart running off to play sports. A perfect happy ending."-imdb.com
  • Format TypeNTSC
  • Region CodingRegion 1
  • LabelColumbia
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