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 »
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
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 »
Phileas Fogg the first is sometimes referred to as Phileas III's great-grandfather, sometimes as his great-great-grandfather. See more »
You don't think I'm going to let that blind bat throw knives at me, do you?
Blind bat? Why, he can see better than you can and I can prove it.
Well, you better prove it.
[picks up large round tray and holds it up to Curly-Joe's eyes]
[peers in opposite direction]
[Curly-Joe turns around and stares closely at tray]
What is this?
Half a dollar.
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Acknowledgement is hereby made to Jules Verne, upon whose classic, Around the World in 80 Days, this film is based . . . Sincere apologies, The Producer. See more »
I've never been a big fan of the later Stooges. The last time we saw Curly was 1947, and trying to replace him with pale imitations just didn't do it for me (at least Shemp was his own Stooge). Joe DeRita tries his luck at filling Curly's shoes in this one, but it just makes you miss the real Curly all the more.
All adults are familiar with this Jules Verne tale, and this movie just adds two Stooges' and Curly-Joe. Old Stooges routines are best seen in the original shorts, not rehashed with a fake Curly that lacks charisma.
With a cast of Americans putting on bad foreign accents, the boys attempt to make the trip around the world. A few chuckles follow, but it's hardly worth the 94 minutes it takes to get this mess over with. If there is nothing else on, this might be worth a watch, but with over 100 channels available......
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