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Around the World in Eighty Days (17-Oct-1956)

Director: Michael Anderson

Writers: James Poe; John Farrow; S. J. Perelman

From novel: Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours by Jules Verne

Music by: Victor Young

Producer: Michael Todd

Keywords: Outdoor Adventure, Comedy, Wager

Phileas Fogg, gentleman of the Reform Club in Victorian London, wagers £20,000 with his fellow club members that he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. Spectacular adaptation of Verne's novel, filmed on location in 13 countries. Cary Grant was originally offered the lead role. Won 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay and Best Score; received nominations for Best Director, Best Set Decoration and Best Costume Design.

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CAST

David Niven   ...   Phileas Fogg
Cantinflas   ...   Passepartout
Finlay Currie   ...   Whist Player
Robert Morley   ...   Ralph
Ronald Squire   ...   Reform Club Member
Basil Sydney   ...   Reform Club Member
Noel Coward   ...   Roland Hesketh-Baggott
John Gielgud   ...   Foster
Trevor Howard   ...   Fallentin
Harcourt Williams   ...   Servant
Martine Carol   ...   Tourist
Fernandel   ...   Coachman
Charles Boyer   ...   M. Gasse
Evelyn Keyes   ...   Flirt
Jose Greco   ...   Flamenco Dancer
Luis Dominguin   ...   Bullfighter
Gilbert Roland   ...   Achmed Abdullah
Cesar Romero   ...   Henchman
Alan Mowbray   ...   Consul
Robert Newton   ...   Insp. Fix
Cedric Hardwicke   ...   Sir Francis Gromarty
Melville Cooper   ...   Steward
Reginald Denny   ...   Police Chief
Ronald Colman   ...   Railroad Official
Robert Cabal   ...   Elephant Driver
Shirley MacLaine   ...   Princess Aouda
Charles Coburn   ...   Writer
Peter Lorre   ...   Steward
George Raft   ...   Bouncer
Red Skelton   ...   Drunk
Marlene Dietrich   ...   Saloon Hostess
John Carradine   ...   Col. Proctor Stamp
Frank Sinatra   ...   Piano Player
Buster Keaton   ...   Train Conductor
Col. Tim McCoy   ...   Cavalry Commander
Joe E. Brown   ...   Stationmaster
Andy Devine   ...   First Mate
Edmund Lowe   ...   Ship's Engineer
Victor McLaglen   ...   Helmsman
Jack Oakie   ...   Ship's Captain
Beatrice Lillie   ...   Salvation Army Lady
John Mills   ...   Coachman
Glynis Johns   ...   Sporting Lady's Drinking Companion
Hermione Gingold   ...   Sporting Lady
Edward R. Murrow   ...   Narrator
A. E. Matthews   ...   Club Member
Ronald Adam   ...   Club Member
Walter Fitzgerald   ...   Club Member
Frank Royde   ...   Club Member

REVIEWS

Review by Hans (posted on 24-Jul-2009)

My favorite movie of all time, Around the World in Eighty Days has everything one could ask for in a movie. A wonderful plot, excellent acting, romance, adventure, live locations literally around the world, and superb dialog. This movie was crafted when films were made to entertain discriminating people. Each actor (and there are dozens!) performs flawlessly to weave a charming tale of a man challenged by a bet to circumnavigate the world in 80 days or loose twenty thousand pounds. Set in the 1800s the trip has one totally entranced, and the end is completely unexpected. I cannot recommend the film enough, it is a first class effort and won an Academy Award for best movie when it came out. Do watch it, you will not be disappointed.


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