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

G 07/01/1953 (US) FamilyFantasyMusicRomance 1h 29m

The Wonder Musical of the Future!


Young Bart Collins lives with his widowed mother Heloise. The major blight on Bart's existence is the hated piano lessons he is forced to endure under the tutelage of the autocratic Dr. Terwilliker. Bart feels that his mother has fallen under Terwilliker's sinister influence, and gripes to visiting plumber August Zabladowski, without much result. While grimly hammering away at his lessons, Bart dozes off and enters a fantastical musical dream.

  1. Dr. Seuss

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Roy Rowland


Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter Lind Hayes

    Peter Lind Hayes

    August Zabladowski

  2. Mary Healy

    Mary Healy

    Heloise Collins

  3. Hans Conried

    Hans Conried

    Dr. Terwilliker

  4. Tommy Rettig

    Tommy Rettig

    Bartholomew Collins

  5. Tony Butala

    Boy Pianist (uncredited)

  6. Noel Cravat

    Noel Cravat

    Sgt. Lunk

  7. Robert Heasley

    Uncle Judson

  8. Jack Heasley

    Uncle Whitney (as John Heasley)

  9. Alan Aric

    Elevator Operator (uncredited)

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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


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