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Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  1958 (USA)
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Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Andrew Stuart
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Ralph - Bank of England Governor
Ronald Squire ...
Reform Club Member
Basil Sydney ...
Reform Club Member
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Roland Hesketh-Baggott - London Employment Agency Manager
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Foster - Fogg's Ex-Valet (as Sir John Gielgud)
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Denis Fallentin -Reform Club Member
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Hinshaw - Reform Club Aged Steward
Martine Carol ...
Girl in Paris Railroad Station
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French Coachman
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Monsieur Gasse -Thomas Cook Paris Clerk
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Tart - Paris
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Flamenco Dancer (as Jose Greco and Troupe)
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When this movie is made in 1956, one can circumnavigate the globe in a little less than two days. When Jules Verne wrote the story "Around the World in Eighty Days" in 1872, he predicted that one day man could accomplish the task in eighty hours, but which most considered folly to do in eighty days in current times... that is except for people like Englishman Phileas Fogg, a regimented man who believed all it would take is exacting work, the skills he possesses. He just has to make sure a train's schedule meets the required sailing schedule which meets the required coach schedule and so on. As such, he takes up what ends up being the highly publicized £20,000 wager from his fellow members at the London Reform Club to do so, losing the bet which would ruin him financially. Along for the ride is Fogg's new, loyal and devoted valet, the recently arrived Latin immigrant, Passepartout, who possesses unusual skills which could be major assets, but whose all consuming thoughts on the ... Written by Huggo

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It's a wonderful world, if you'll only take the time to go around it! See more »


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Release Date:

1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Around the World in 80 Days  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$42,000,000 (USA)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(35 mm) | (with overture and exit music) | (video) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Mag-optical) (35 mm prints) (1956)| (optical) (35 mm prints) (re-release prints)| (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (Perspecta Sound encoding) (35 mm magnetic prints) (1956)

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(Eastman Color)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Only about two or three process (visual effects) shots appear in the entire film, early on when David Niven and Cantinflas are in the balloon and we see them looking out over the Pyrenees. These shots were accomplished by animation cameraman William Williams, who also worked on the process shots for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film at the Lloyd's of London offices, Scotland Yard's Inspector Hunter explains that Fogg and the chap who robbed the bank of England are the same person. He also states that Fogg and his party took the SS Henrietta bound for Caracas, Venezuela. After confirming that Fogg has bolted, he states that the Henrietta is going to Central America - but Caracas is not a seaport and Venezuela is not in Central America. See more »

Quotes

Phileas Fogg: Crisis or no, nothing should interfere with tea!
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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
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Go and see it - in a cinema
13 December 2000 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, and was shocked to see all the negative comments about it on IMDB. Yes it's long, yes it's a fantasy rather than true-to-life, yes it's spectacular rather than deep drama. But what the hell, it's also (like the book) a hilarious send-up of Englishness as seen by a Frenchman. The millions of cameo roles (actually I'm HOPELESS at recognising faces, so identified none of them) camp it all up splendidly. This film is one of those, like the Ealing comedies or the Carry-On films, that define the British Myth.

OK, so it won't work on TV, unless you have a widescreen TV and can shut yourself away from all distractions for several hours. But I just dare anyone to be bored by the film in a cinema. They don't make them like that any more, because these days films are "made for TV" . . .


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