The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.’s Movie Poster

Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

The bane of adolescent Bart Collins’ existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his dictatorial nature. Bart feels Dr. Terwilliker has undue influence for these lessons on his widowed mother, Heloise Collins. The one person who sympathizes with Bart, although quietly on the sidelines, is the Collins’ plumber, August Zabladowski. Bart hates his life associated with the piano so much he often daydreams when he practices and even during his lessons. His latest dream has him imprisoned in the fantastical Terwilliker Institute in the day before its grand opening. Terwilliker’s second in command at the Institute is his mother, although she has been hypnotized into her position, which will also soon be as Mrs. Dr. Terwilliker. Bart tries to convince Mr. Zabladowski, who is there to install the Institute’s plumbing, to save his mother and himself from Terwilliker.

This film is part of the Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film Series that usually occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month. It is always family friendly and only $5. A special Kid’s Menu will be offered!

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USA, 1953, In English, 89 min, Unrated, Directed by Roy Rowland

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  1. Sun, 4-27

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