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The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963)

Phileas Fogg III, great grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great grandfather's famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made by Randolph ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe DeRita ...
Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
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Larry (as The Three Stooges)
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Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Jay Sheffield ...
Phileas Fogg III
Joan Freeman ...
Amelia Carter
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Lory Filch
Peter Forster ...
Vickers Cavendish
Maurice Dallimore ...
Scotland Yard Inspector J. B. Crotchet
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Maharajah
Anthony Eustrel ...
Kandu (as Antony Eustrel)
Curtis Iaukea ...
Itchi Kitchi (as Iau Kea)
Robert Kino ...
Charlie Okuma (as Bob Kino)
Phil Arnold ...
Referee
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Gus
Don Lamond ...
Bill
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Phileas Fogg III, great grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great grandfather's famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made by Randolph Stuart III, the descendant of the original Fogg's nemesis. Unbeknownst to anyone, However, "Stuart" is the infamous con man Vicker Cavendish who made the bet in order to cover up his robbing the bank of England by framing Fogg for the crime. This makes for a dangerous journey for Fogg and his servants (the stooges) and Amelia Carter, whom they rescue from thugs during a train ride. Can they make it back to England in time ? Written by A.Stooge

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21 August 1963 (USA)  »

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A Volta ao Mundo em 80 Risadas  »

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Trivia

The character Amelia Carter says she is from Council Bluffs, Iowa, which is where Joan Freeman, the actress who played her, was born. See more »

Goofs

When Joe is pulled into the boxing ring, he inexplicably wears only one shoe, then suddenly he wears both, leading to a scene where his adversary wrestles the shoe off. See more »

Quotes

[after a prolonged fight in the dark where everyone keeps hitting the wrong people before finally knocking out the bad guys]
Moe: I knew you'd get the right ones if you kept on swinging.
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Crazy Credits

The movie opens with a series of cartoon drawings lampooning the film. The Stooges are chased by hordes of angry people through various international settings and eventually end up running right off the globe. See more »

Connections

Edited from Lost Horizon (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Pop Goes The Weasel
  • the song that enrages Curly-Joe

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The best of the Joe Derita features...
26 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

While I'm not wildly enthusiastic about the Moe, Larry and Curly-Joe trio of the late 50s and 1960s--not to mention the softer approach the boys were taking during this time period--every now and then I find myself in the mood to watch a full-length Three Stooges feature, and this is the one I generally view the most.

This film spends a lot of time at the beginning setting up the plot and introducing us to all the main players of this story--in what I can assume is an effort on Norman Maurer's part to get us to care about these characters.

Of course--with seemingly any stooge feature of this period--a love story seemed to be requisite to help pad out the running time. As far as love interests go, Jay Sheffield is competent I would say. Not quite as cardboard or unlikable as some romantic leads I've seen in other movies and Joan Freeman is quite the looker.

But, the reason I think any of us are paying attention to this particular film is the stooges themselves and I would say they bring considerable "funny" to this feature. Most of it seems to occur during the second half of the film--although there is the good scene in the opening minutes where the "boys" are introduced and they have quite a time preparing Mr. Fogg's breakfast.

Stooge fans all over the world have no doubt been debating for years Joe Derita's "skills" in handling old Curly Howard material--most notably in this film, "Pop Goes the Weasel" and the "Maharajah" routine. I would say I think Derita did well in his handling of said material. While I'm not exactly crazy about "Curly-Joe", he could on occasion deliver a good one-liner or display some skill at slapstick--and let's be honest, anyone would have been a step up from Joe Besser.

Funniest moment in the movie has to be Curly-Joe's sumo wrestling rematch with Itchy-Kitchy.

7 stars


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