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Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

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Cast

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Girl in Paris Railroad Station
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Steamship Company Hong Kong Clerk
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Mr. Talley - Steward R.M.S 'Mongolia'
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Roland Hesketh-Baggott - London Employment Agency Manager (as Noel Coward)
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Andrew Stuart
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Bombay Police Inspector
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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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Hop on a sailing railroad across The West! Be attacked by fierce prairie Indians! Rescue a Princess in India! Sail a burning Atlantic paddle-wheeler! Fight bulls in Spain! Romp through Paris! See more »


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Release Date:

17 October 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Michael Todd's 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 entr'acte 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

Final film of Robert Newton. See more »

Goofs

When Princess Aouda, Fogg, and Passepartout travel in the balloon, the streamers at the bottom of the basket flutter behind them. A balloon moves with the wind, so streamers tend to hang straight down or flutter randomly in the turbulence. See more »

Quotes

Col. Proctor Stamp: What kind of foreigner are you? Are you a hoochie-coochie dancer?
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits. The film begins with 'Edward R. Murrow (I)' narrating a prologue showing the history of flight. Then, the actual story begins with no opening credits whatsoever. See more »

Connections

Version of Puss in Boots (1954) See more »

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The Girl I Left Behind Me
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[Played by a band during march in the San Francisco]
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Classic Cinema At its Best!
26 January 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Based on the famous novel of the same name Around The World In Eighty Days,is an undeniable classic,Despite a forgettable 'remake'it has never been bettered, David Niven star's as The eponymous Phileas Fogg, an Eccentric gentleman who wages a bet with his chums at the reform club, that he can attempt the impossible travel Around the globe in a record time,His epic journey takes Fogg to Paris Spain, India,Hong Kong,Japan,San Francisco, Mexican personality Cantinflas,plays Fogg's loyal Man servant Passpartout,who attends to Mr Foggs every whim, Shirley McClaine,in an early role is Aouda the Indian girl Whom Fogg rescues from a fiery death atop a funeral pyre, and subsequently falls in love with,This Classic was probably the first film to feature 'Cameo roles' the roles are an impressive list of who's who of stage and screen,the film's budget is certainly well spent every cent is up there on screen, lavishly lensed in Todd-AO which of course must be viewed in Widescreen,as it's totally unwatchable in 'Pan And Scan'


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