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Dr. Seuss’ THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T

  • 11:00 AM

All tickets are $7

Part of the seriesFILM FORUM Jr.

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with Dr. Seuss short And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1944)

Dr. Seuss’ THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T

(1953, Roy Rowland) “THE HEARTBREAK OF PIANO PRACTICE,” according to Dr. Seuss (screenwriter/lyricist/costumer/set designer). Lassie’s Tommy Rettig prefers the baseball diamond to the piano stool and his nemesis, Hans Conried’s dreaded Dr. Terwilliker (“The slimiest villain since W.C. Fields slipped the gin in Baby LeRoy’s bottle.” – Pauline Kael). Nightmare highlights include Dr. T’s basement dungeon for non-practicers and 500 boys (5,000 fingers – get it?) trapped at a mile-long double-decker piano. Shown with And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street (1944), George Pal’s stop motion animated version of the Dr. Seuss story. Approx 100 min. DCP.



"There's enough colourful whimsy here to divert a young audience; but also enough pop Freud and political allegory to keep even the most compulsively note-taking adults happy. And with a couple of musical routines that come close to defining camp, this awesome entertainment really does have something for everyone." 
– Time Out (London)

"The mad humor of Dr Seuss has been captured on film! Of all the wild, weird happenings, the film's standout is the fantastically imaginative dungeon ballet - a mad creation."
– Variety