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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

G
89 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

A young boy travels to an imaginary world where, assisted by his family's plumber, he must save other piano playing kids like himself from the dungeons of his dictatorial piano teacher who also mind-controls his mother.
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Director
Writers
Dr. Seuss (screenplay) (story and conception) | Allan Scott (screenplay)
Composer
Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Cinematographer
Franz Planer (as Frank Planer)
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Budget
$ 1,600,000
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Release date
Jul 1, 1953 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Peter Lind Hayes
August Zabladowski August Zabladowski   See fewer
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Mary Healy
Heloise Collins Heloise Collins   See fewer
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Hans Conried
Dr. Terwilliker Dr. Terwilliker   See fewer
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Tommy Rettig
Bartholomew Collins Bartholomew Collins   See fewer
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Jack Heasley
Uncle Whitney (as John Heasley) Uncle Whitney (as John Heasley)   See fewer
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Robert Heasley
Uncle Judson Uncle Judson   See fewer
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Noel Cravat
Sgt. Lunk Sgt. Lunk   See fewer
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George Chakiris
Dancer (as George Kerris) Dancer (as George Kerris)   See fewer
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Alan Aric
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Butala
Boy Pianist (uncredited) Boy Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kim Charney
Kim - Boy in Line (uncredited) Kim - Boy in Line (uncredited)   See fewer
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Luigi Faccuito
Dancer in Dungeon Ballet (uncredited) Dancer in Dungeon Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Kulky
Stroogo (uncredited) Stroogo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diki Lerner
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Harry Wilson
Guard / Doorman (uncredited) Guard / Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 3,334 votes