Cast: Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Tommy Rettig, Jack Heasley, John Heasley, Robert Heasley, Noel Cravat, George Chakiris
Director: Roy Rowland
“Tomorrow, down below me, I will have 500 little boys, 5,000 little fingers — and they’ll be mine, all mine!”
No, those aren't Michael Jackson's last words, but a rant from evil Nancy-boy villain Dr. Terwilliker(Hans Conried), from one of the most bizarre children's musical movies(even by their standards) ever. Fantastic sets and over the top performances, combined with a Dr. Seuss script(the only live-action film he would ever be involved with) make this a cross between A Christmas Story and Salo. Observe this "furious" Jazz-hands battle-
Shockingly frightening, to say the least. Good fun for the kiddies (as long as they don't ask why the villain is behaving like Uncle Fred). One question- where do I get one of those hats? 8.5/10
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This looks simultaneously fun and terrifying. Everything looks so happy and cheerful. I always found musicals to be a little frightening and confusing at times, since they don't really make any sense... And the likes of Jazz finger battles will worry me deeply. I'll try to look it up!
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