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Around the World in 80 Days (1956) Movie Information

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Michael Anderson


David Niven
Robert Morley
Charles Boyer
John Gielgud
Noel Coward





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With new inventions in the early days a man promises he can make it around the world in 80 days, a feat that had never been done. Based on Jules Verne novel of the same name.

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mitchellyoung 09/20/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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There's a lot of color, life, adventure and some humorous moments that makes this journey a completely magical one.

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Ichabod Crane 12/07/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Is this film good no, but is it truly bad no. It does not have a compelling story or character or anything like that. In fact most of the film is just to show off the cinematography and Cantinflas doing his various talents. Then the rest is running into the various cameos of various lengths. Not one bit of the film is brillaint at all but like the Greatest Show ON Earth there is some enjoyment to be found in this film. Just because of the cameos its big scope, and a certain nostalgia quality. Not really a mulitple watcher but there are somethings that can be enjoyed about it.

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Alex 03/17/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I was really looking forward to this movie. Ending at 167 minutes or so, it is way to long to keep any child awake. It is not a family movie. Their is nothing here that keeps me awake - especially after all these years. Badly dated.

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11/08/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Phileas Fogg (David Niven) was probably the most precise man in England when it came to time. He was so precise, in fact, that he made a wager that he could travel around the world in a mere eighty days. Seeing that he had a generous profit to be made, he and his servant Passepartout (Cantinflas) set off on their adventure in the Best Picture winning film, "Around the World in Eighty Days."

It's hard to say exactly why this film won Best Picture. I believe it was because a film of this size had never been made in its time. It has a very epic feel to it, what with so many different places around the world visited. Aside from that, however, this film seems to be nothing but a fun but long watch.

I've always found the story in the film to be intriguing. Traveling the world would certai...

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