The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2 p.m.
, Dryden Theatre
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    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

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    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

(Roy Rowland, US 1953, 89 min., 16mm)

Dryden Kids. Columbia’s nutty musical fantasy was originally intended for kids, but with a script and lyrics cowritten by Theodor Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—the result was so wonderfully weird it has since found a cult following among grown-up aficionados of the outré and flat-out strange. Child star Tommy Rettig (Lassie) stars as Bart, a reluctant piano student who is transported to a nightmarish dream world ruled by his dictatorial piano teacher Dr. Terwilliker (Hans Conreid). There, five hundred boys—Bart included—are forced to slave away at Terwilliker’s enormous piano, a wonder of 1950s set design that must be seen to be believed. Free for ages 17 & younger.

Event Details

Sunday, October 29, 2017
2 p.m.
Dryden Theatre
Series:
$6 members
$8 nonmembers
$4 students with ID

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