Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 22, 1953

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (Stanley Kramer; Columbia) is a freshly told, more than slightly screwball little film fantasy which is likely to divide moviegoers into violently opposing camps.Small boys (and even girls) of all ages should find it exciting and rattling good fun. Mothers of small boys, piano teachers and grownups who prefer their movies to follow familiar grooves may be repelled or bored by it.

The story is basically as simple—and as wildly and lavishly dressed—as a small boy's own imagination. The boy of the story hates piano lessons but is...

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