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Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

 -  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

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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Storyline

Phileas Fogg accepts a challenge from his fellow members at the Reform Club and sets of prove that you can travel around the world in a mind-boggling 80 days. He sets off by train to Paris with his new valet Passepartout but then is forced to continue the trip by balloon arriving next in Spain where Passepartout has an interesting encounter in the bullfighting ring. They finally make their way across the Mediterranean and through the Suez canal, arriving in Bombay two days ahead of schedule. They board the train for Calcutta where they find there is a 50 mile gap midway. The break in their journey proved eventful as they rescue an Indian princess, Aouda, who is about to be forced to commit suttee - throwing herself on her dead husband's funeral pyre. They make to Calcutta and on to Siam and the Honk Kong. Throughout the voyage, they are followed by a detective, Mr. Fix, who is convinced that Fogg is the thief responsible for the recent £55,000 theft at the bank of England. In Honk ... Written by garykmcd

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See everything in the World worth seeing! Do everything in the World worth doing! See more »


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1958 (USA)  »

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Around the World in 80 Days  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$42,000,000 (USA)
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Runtime:

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

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(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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2.20 : 1
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The last film of both Harcourt Williams and Robert Newton. See more »

Goofs

When Passepartout is trying to escape the Sioux Indians on horseback, his horse leaves a trail of dust. At one point, it is obvious that two scenes were filmed and spliced together as the dust pattern changes instantly. A large rock in the background provides a shadow to fully observe this. See more »

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Ralph: Your persiflage does not amuse.
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The last line of dialogue is "This is the end". See more »

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Cantinflas Saves This Trip Around The World
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a bit dated by now, but still not a bad film to watch. It seems like more of a travelogue than anything else, at this point. Frankly, at three hours and being a mid-50s film, I thought it might be too slow in too many spots but that was not the case. Only the bullfighting scene went on too long. The rest kept my interest.

David Niven gets top billing but the real star of the show is "Cantinflas," a Spanish actor who, to my knowledge, only made it big in this movie.....at least in this country. He is very likable and entertaining. The only thing is he is not always easy to understand. I used English subtitles a few times when he spoke.

Niven played his normal stiff-neck Brit role. Thank goodness we don't see those, "I say, old bean" characters from GB anymore. However, I have always appreciated the British vocabulary, so much more refined than here in North America. Shirley MacLaine was so young I didn't recognize her. Of course, she made it difficult to spot her playing a brown-skinned Indian princess.

In all, decent entertainment but one that might bore a lot of people today, which is probably why they did a re-make. I haven't seen the re-make, but I'll bet it isn't as good as this movie.


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