Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, romance
Director: Roy Rowland
Writer: Dr. Seuss, Allan Scott, Dr. Seuss
Stars: Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Tommy Rettig, Jack Heasley
Countries: United States
The bane of young Bart Collins’ existence are the piano lessons he’s forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he detests because of his dictatorial nature. Bart feels Dr. Terwilliker has undue influence on his widowed mother, Heloise. Bart constantly daydreams of a place – the Terwilliker Institute- overlorded by the evil madman; Dr Terwilliker. The mad doctor’s built a piano so immense, it needs 500 children to play it.