THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T REVIEWED
“The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T” feels like “Forbidden Zone” designed for kids. But, this film predates the other by almost 30 years. Coming from Stanley Kramer’s slow phase, the melodramatic mogul decided to create a wonderful kid’s film from the mind of Dr. Seuss. That would be great if the movie was something more than 90 minutes of small boy doesn’t like to play the piano. It’s the oddity of the boy’s imagination and fear of his piano teacher that creates something special. The songs are easily forgotten, but the overall design leaves one enthralled. Hans Conreid is operating at peak villainy, but even he doesn’t offer up anything other than making 500 little boys play a giant piano. It’s goofy, but it works for what it offers.
- 1.37:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0