The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 1, 1953
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Colorful, culty Dr. Seuss Hollywood original.

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Rob Gonsalves

Inexplicably, this marvelous musical fantasy flopped at the box office.

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Steve Rhodes
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I recommend it to people of all ages IF they can be young at heart.

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Fernando F. Croce

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

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One day I may understand all the fuss over this.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's as imaginatively framed as Alice in Wonderland.

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

All this film really needs is one raised finger...

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Greg S
A boy dreams he and his mother are trapped in a dream world ruled by evil piano teacher Dr. Terwilliger, who plans to enslave 500 boys to play his giant piano.… More
Aj V
This is an odd movie, but it's based on a Dr. Seuss book, so this movie does a good job representing that. Overall the style is good, but the actors and… More
Byron Brubaker
Some creative visual live-action flourishes, but Dr. Seuss's work is better illustrated or animated. Contains what might be the oddest musical number ever,… More