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5,000 Fingers of Dr T

5,000 Fingers of Dr T
  • 1953
  • US
  • 88 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Roy Rowland
  • Written by: Dr Seuss, Allan Scott
  • Cast: Tommy Rettig, Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Peter Lind Hayes

A nine-year-old boy imagines his piano teacher as an authoritarian madman. On one level, the musical numbers and fantasy structure make it an acceptable kids' movie; on another, it's a fascinating blend of surreal dream imagery that would have had Freud tinkling at the ivories.

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