A snippet from “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.” (1953).
“The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.” (1953) was directed by Roy Rowland and was produced by veteran film producer Stanley Kramer. The screenplay was written by legendary children’s author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel and veteran Hollywood screenwriter Allan Scott.
This will mark Sven’s second broadcast of “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.” (1953) on Me-TV. He previously showcased the Kramer-Rowland-Seuss Columbia musical production back in March 2018.
Who was in the 1953 Kramer-Rowland-Seuss/Geisel Columbia fantasy musical?
The players who appeared in “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.” (1953) were Hans Conried (as Dr. Terwilliker, Conreid was also known for his guest role of Uncle Tonoose in Danny Thomas’ “Make Room For Daddy”/”The Danny Thomas Show” from 1956-64 and the original voice of Snidley Whiplash in Jay Ward’s “Rocky and Bullwinkle”/”Dudley Do-Right” cartoons), Tommy Rettig (as Bartholomew Collins, Rettig later appeared in the role of Jeff), Mary Healy (as Heloise Collins), Peter Lind Hayes (as August Zabladowski, both Healy and Hayes were married in real life and had a successful Las Vegas comedic nightclub act), a young George Chakiris (as a dancer, he was credited in the film as “George Kerris;” Chakiris went onto bigger fame in the 1961 Jerome Robbins–Robert Wise film adaptation of “West Side Story”) Jack Heasley (as Uncle Whitney), Robert Heasley (as Uncle Judson), Noel Cravat (as Sgt. Lunk), and Henry Kulky (in an uncredited role as Stroogo, his final screen credit was his role Chief Curley Jones in Irwin Allen’s television adaptation of “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” from 1964 until Kulky’s death in Feb. 1965).