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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.

Directors:

Michael Anderson, John Farrow (uncredited)

Writers:

James Poe (screenplay), John Farrow (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Phileas Fogg
Cantinflas ... Passepartout
Shirley MacLaine ... Princess Aouda
Robert Newton ... Inspector Fix
Charles Boyer ... Monsieur Gasse - Thomas Cook Paris Clerk
Joe E. Brown ... Fort Kearney Station Master
Martine Carol ... Girl in Paris Railroad Station
John Carradine ... Col. Stamp Proctor - San Francisco Politico
Charles Coburn ... Steamship Company Hong Kong Clerk
Ronald Colman ... Great Indian Peninsular Railway Official
Melville Cooper ... Mr. Talley - Steward R.M.S 'Mongolia'
Noël Coward ... Roland Hesketh-Baggott - London Employment Agency Manager (as Noel Coward)
Finlay Currie ... Andrew Stuart
Reginald Denny ... Bombay Police Inspector
Andy Devine ... First Mate of the 'S. S. Henrietta'
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Storyline

When this movie is made in 1956, one could 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 twenty thousand pounds sterling 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... Written by Huggo

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It's a wonderful world, if you'll only take the time to go around it! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

17 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Todd's Around the World in 80 Days See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$42,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Michael Todd Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(35 mm) | (with entr'acte and exit music) | (video) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Mag-optical) (35 mm prints) (1956)| Mono (optical) (35 mm prints) (re-release prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo (Perspecta Sound encoding) (35 mm magnetic prints) (1956)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The Western Costume Company in Hollywood provided most of the costumes. Wardrobe storehouses in London, Japan, Hong Kong, and Spain also provided costumes for the 1,243 extras. See more »

Goofs

As Fogg and Passepartout race to the Reform Club, it's supposedly nearing 8:45 p.m. in late October, which should make it evening or at least dusk. Yet outdoors it's a sunny, early afternoon, with people casting short shadows on the sidewalks. See more »

Quotes

Stationmaster: I'll be darned if I understand you city folks. Always rushing, rushing, rushing. Always thinking about the future. No wonder you have stomach trouble.
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Crazy Credits

The last line of dialogue is "This is the end". The closing credits then begin with the words WHO WAS SEEN IN WHAT SCENE ... AND WHO DID WHAT. The story is then recapped in 6 minutes of simple, minimally animated cartoon images, allowing the names of the many cast members who each appeared in just one scene to be shown in relation to that scene. Some of the crew credits (WHO DID WHAT) are interspersed with the cast credits. The very last thing shown is the film's title. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version of the film adds nearly 12 minutes of previously deleted material. Most prominently, a 4-minute scene with Cantinflas out-riding a group of Sioux on horseback after falling off the train. In previous versions, the scene ended after his falling off. Also, the full intermission, entr'acte, and exit music segments are re-instated. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
In the score as the train heads east
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Delightful and Wonderful!
17 June 2002 | by Daniel OceanSee all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most delight comedies ever made. I totally agree with one comment that says "Around the World in 80 Days like a fine wine, it gets better with age". Featuring fine performances from David Nivven, Cantinflas, and the rest of the cast in this wonderful movie about a man and his servant who try and travel around the world in just eighty days. This movie oddly enough was 175 minutes long and in all honestly I didn't believe that for second when I first heard because it really only seemed like 88 minutes. One of the most fun, wittiest, and delightful films of all time and that's coming from a person who adores film and has seen plenty in his (my) day. I do not recall the last time I had so much fun while watching a movie, it's basically just one big fun fest! The cinematography and photography are unarguably some of the best ever in any film. How anyone could call this film boring is beyond me. It is fun, witty, delightfully written, directed, and as I already mentioned acted. The score is also a work of genius. See this film, then see it again. If you hate it, well, then you need to lighten up a bit (no offense intended).

Final Grade: ***** (out of 5)


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