Around The World In Eighty Days [1956]

English Title:   Around The World In 80 Days [1956]
Country:  USA
Genre:Adventure, Comedy, Action
Rating:7.7  Rate
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DirectorMichael Anderson
 John Farrow
Selected CastDavid Niven as Phileas Fogg
 Cantinflas as Passepartout
 Finlay Currie as Andrew Stuart
 Robert Morley as Ralph - Bank of England Governor
 Robert Newton as Inspector Fix
 Shirley MacLaine as Princess Aouda
 Charles Boyer as Monsieur Gasse -Thomas Cook Paris Clerk
 Joe E. Brown as Fort Kearney Station Master
 John Carradine as Colonel Proctor Stamp - San Francisco Politico
 Charles Coburn as Steamship Company Hong Kong Clerk
 Ronald Colman as Great Indian Peninsular Railway Official
 Noel Coward as Roland Hesketh-Baggott - London Employment Agency Manager
WriterJules Verne

On DVD & Blu-ray World


Around The World In 80 Days [1956] - Warner Home Video - USA (2004)

Around The World In Eighty Days [1956] - El Pais - Spain (2005)
DVD Box Set

Best Of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection - Warner Home Video - USA (2013)


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24th Jul 2020
 Rated 7/10
Around the World in Eighty Days was, no doubt, a spectacle to behold on the big screen in it's full 70mm glory. The cinematography, music, costumes, locations...everything is cultured to a perfect sheen. Then there's the cast, which includes a harvest of uncredited cameos, which also serves to enhance the six million dollar adaptation of Jules Verne's literary classic. Unfortunately, the wonderment that once enthralled movie audiences has dulled with the passage of time and technology. If you're not watching on a big screen, it all looks like just another product of a bygone era, losing all of the scope and magnitude in the translation. As for time considerations, you'll need to block out 3+ hours to view the film, which seems unnecessary when you strip away the event gimmickry, with entirely too much of the story coasting along at a decidedly non-pithy pace. And let's be honest, at least half the film is actually a late 19th century travelogue, even though most of it was indeed shot in Hollywood.

As an interesting sidenote, the film was shot in just under eighty days. I have to wonder if maybe producer Michael Todd wagered money on the duration of principal photography...

If you like the oldschool, grand scale adventure epics, this is the one that swept up 5 Academy Awards for 1956, including Best Picture.

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11th Apr 2016
 Director Farrow is uncredted.

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