The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
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Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, wrote and helped design this eccentric fantasy about a young boy named Bart (Tommy Rettig) who, like most young boys, doesn't enjoy his piano lessons with the mean-spirited Dr. Terwilliker (Hans Conried). He figures his time would be better spent playing baseball with his friends or helping his grown-up buddy Arthur Zabladowski (Peter Lind Hayes), a plumber. One night, while fast asleep, Bart has a long and remarkable dream in which he's trapped in the kingdom of the fearsome Dr. T, who has enslaved hundreds of little boys, forcing them to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Colorful, culty Dr. Seuss Hollywood original."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Inexplicably, this marvelous musical fantasy flopped at the box office."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"I recommend it to people of all ages IF they can be young at heart."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"The rebelliousness that turns out to be good, old-fashioned anti-intellectualism feels less in line with the good Doctor's Whoville than with producer Stanley Kramer's Hackville"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"One day I may understand all the fuss over this."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It's as imaginatively framed as Alice in Wonderland."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"All this film really needs is one raised finger..."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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