U certificateThe 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. is a Film programme that first aired in 1953 and has been classified a U certificate.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. is a 4 star programme


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

Directed by
Roy Rowland

An absolutely wonderful oddity - a live action film based on a Dr Seuss story. Bart would rather play baseball than practice the piano under the stern tutelage of Dr Terwilliker and one night dreams he's the captive of his teacher in a fortress, one of 500 reluctant pianists held to play a giant piano concerto. The sets are as bizarre as one would expect and the musical numbers, particularly the one held in the dungeon, are gems.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1953

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Peter Lind Hayes...August Zabladowski
Mary Healy...Heloise Collins
Hans Conried...Dr. Terwilliker - 'Dr. T'
Tommy Rettig...Bartholomew 'Bart' Collins
John Heasley...Uncle Whitney
Robert Heasley...Uncle Judson
Noel Cravat...Sgt. Lunk
George Chakiris