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

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 August 1963 (USA)
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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Norman Maurer

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Norman Maurer (story), Elwood Ullman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe DeRita ... Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as The Three Stooges)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Jay Sheffield ... Phileas Fogg III
Joan Freeman ... Amelia Carter
Walter Burke ... Lory Filch
Peter Forster Peter Forster ... Vickers Cavendish
Maurice Dallimore ... Scotland Yard Inspector J. B. Crotchet
Richard Devon ... Maharajah
Anthony Eustrel ... Kandu (as Antony Eustrel)
Curtis Iaukea Curtis Iaukea ... Itchi Kitchi (as Iau Kea)
Robert Kino Robert Kino ... Charlie Okuma (as Bob Kino)
Phil Arnold ... Referee
Murray Alper ... Gus
Don Lamond Don Lamond ... Bill
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta ao Mundo em 80 Risadas See more »

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Gross USA:

$2,180,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Moe says "we don't do that anymore", after one of the Stooge lookalikes 'eye pokes' one of the other lookalikes. This comes from a agreement Moe Howard and Larry Fine made with Joe DeRita at the beginning of the full length movie series. The agreement was that the eye poke would not be used by the group any longer due to the resurgence of the popularity of the comedy trio, especially with kids seeing the shorts during afternoon children's programming. DeRita was concerned that kids would imitate the eye poke, and not do it correctly (The proper Stooge eye poke move is that the fingers would actually make contact slightly above the eyebrows, but appearing on film that the eyes were actually poked), thus causing real damage to the eyes. Moe and Larry agreed with DeRita, and the eye poke was retired from the act, making this scene a rarity in the later Stooge years. See more »

Goofs

Obvious doubles for the 3 Stooges are used in the London location scenes. See more »

Quotes

Moe: If you keep on trying, you'll always have a chance.
Larry: Yeah, and we'll starve to death in the meantime.
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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

Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

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

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Where are the laughs??
22 June 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have never been a huge fan of The Three Stooges....and you might want to keep this in mind as you read this review. I am not a die-hard fan but I have enjoyed some of their earlier films. But their latter pictures have never interested me--mostly because the replacements for Curly and Shemp were just not nearly as entertaining. In their last films, Curly Joe DeRita played this third Stooge and the films, in general, are very tame compared to the earlier films. Sure, there's some slapping and bonking...but less than normal. And, the comedy bits in these full-length pictures are a bit tired....just like you'll find in "The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze".

Like their latter films, it's full-length and features the Stooges in secondary roles. I am not sure why the studios did this, as they were very popular...and the other characters in the films were pretty limp. In many ways, it was as if the Stooges were guest stars who appeared here and there in other folks' movies.

The story involves some crooks that come up with a terribly convoluted and difficult plan. They'll rob a bank and place the blame on Phileas Fogg III--a relative of the famous guy from "Around the World in 80 Days". And, while Fogg is traipsing about the world trying to win a new bet (traveling around the globe without spending any money), he won't realize that the police will be chasing him. As for the Stooges, they play Fogg's three servants who accompany him.

Let's cut to the chase. Although this is supposed to be a comedy, it's really NOT funny. Part of it is because they recycle some overly familiar old material (such as having Curly Joe go mad and start beating up people when he hears the tune "Pop Goes the Weasel"....exactly what Curly did in the 1930s "Punchdrunk" and Shemp did in the 1940s "A Hit With a Miss". They also used the Maharajah gag.....which wasn't funny the first times the trio did them. Overall, a film which wastes the Stooges' talents and which, inexplicably, made money.


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