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 ...
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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
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 »
[Amelia is using the back of a frying pan as a mirror while Phileas plots their course]
Phileas Fogg III:
Now, owing to monsoons at this time of year, we may have trouble getting across this bridge. It could be completely under water.
Don't worry, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Pardon me, may I have the mirror?
You know, a sharp crack deserves a sharp answer.
[Moe whaps Curly-Joe with pan]
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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 »
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.
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