Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1952. Vintage publicity photograph of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) and young actor Tommy Rettig from the 1953 film.
The only feature film written by Geisel (Dr. Seuss), who wrote the story, co-wrote the screenplay and the lyrics to songs.
A Technicolor musical fantasy about a boy (Rettig) who dreams he is a world ruled by a diabolical piano teacher, Dr. Terwilliker (Hans Conried), forever enslaving children and forcing them to play a piano so immense, it takes 500 children to play it.
Nominated for one Academy Award.
8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.