A SISSYDUDE FAVOURITE: THe 5,000 FinGerS OF dR. t (1953)
It’s the only feature film ever written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel (shown below reading to kids). It’s the bizarrely fantastic story of a piano academy for boys equipped with prison cells and an electric fence.
Young Bart Collins, lulled to sleep by the monotony of his piano lessons, dreams of a castle ruled by his piano teacher, the eccentric Dr. Teriwilliker.
Dr. T is determined to prove that his “Happy Fingers Method” of teaching piano is the best method in the world.
Having banished all other musical instruments to the dungeon, Dr. T lures 500 reluctant little boys to perform in a colossal concert on the grandest grand piano ever built.
In his effort to escape, Bart comes in contact with some of the strangest characters imaginable – Siamese twins on roller skates, a human drum and the most memorable villian since the “Grinch”.
Filled with surreal landscapes and tongue-twisting rhymes, for which Dr. Seuss is famous, this is a movie children and their parents will love to watch again and again. THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR. T is fantasy entertainment at its best.