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Year
1953
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Roy Rowland
Genres
Fantasy, Family, Music
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
3,099
Checks
896
Favs
41
Dislikes
13
Favs/checks
4.6% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. Jumping Elephant's avatar

    Jumping Elephant

    One of the kookiest movies I've ever seen. 9 years 9 months ago
  2. baraka92's avatar

    baraka92

    I wish more family films were this relentlessly imaginative. I felt like a kid again. God bless Dr. Seuss! 1 year ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Dr. Seuss wrote a live action musical that was made in 1953 - The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. It's quite something. The movie takes a sort of Wizard of Oz approach, with young Bart having a nightmare about his tyrannical piano teacher, translating him, his mom, and the plumber/mom's romantic interest into a fantasy world the likes of which Seuss may well have drawn. It's entirely loopy and the songs aren't half-bad. Some of them even have Seuss' trademark nonsense rhymes. Those two roller skaters who share one beard are definitely a Seussism. The very best sequence, for me, was the basement dungeon number where the non-pianists have improvised all manner of instrument. It's amazing. Bottom line: A fun, colorful all-ages fantasy filled with dream logic and tapping into something you don't need to be a child to get. Anything that's a chore is a drag, man! 2 years 5 months ago
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