The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Recommended for ages 7 & up
Tommy Rettig, Peter Lind Hayes, Hans Conried, Mary Healy,
One of Hollywood’s best fantasies, a musical with the mad humor of Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Geisel), The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. is the story of a nine-year-old boy (Tommy Rettig) who is scolded for not practicing his music and daydreams himself into a fantastic world where the piano reigns supreme. Dr. Seuss based the story on memories of his own boyhood piano lessons from a tyrannical teacher (“It took me forty-three years to catch up with him!”). In the film, Hans Conried plays the terrible Dr. Terwilliker.