The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

Film, 1953

It’s impossible to capture the personality of Dr Seuss’ books on film (as miserable adaptation after miserable adaptation have shown us) but this film, an original work by Seuss, comes very close. The energy, style and entertainment value are all clearly the work of the man himself, although it’s probably not what most people are looking for when they hear the words “Dr Seuss movie”. The sets are mind blowing, the costumes are great, the child actor is wonderful, and I even loved the musical numbers (particularly “Because We’re Kids”). It’s so simple I can’t think of any other way to say it; this is a great, great movie. 4

One Comment on “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T”

  1. newman says:

    i remember this movie – good call!


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