Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 English-language Adventure Comedy motion picture directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Michael Todd. 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 thoughts on the opposite sex could take away his focus from the task at hand. Although Fogg has accounted for certain transportation delays, he may not account for cultural peccadilloes he may encounter along the way which could also cause delays. He is also unaware of the true reason a man name Fix is following them, he who could also derail Fogg's task permanently. As Fogg and Passepartout proceed on their journey, they get into one misadventure after another. Ultimately, Fogg may find other things in life important than winning the bet. Written by Huggo. Around the world in 80 days features Cantinflas, David Niven, Robert Newton, Shirley Maclaine, Charles Boyer, Joe E. Brown and John Zuniga. The screenplay is written by James Poe, John Farrow and S. J. Perelman which is inspired from Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. The music was composed by Victor Young. Cinematography was done by Lionel Lindon and editing by Gene Ruggiero and Howard Epstein. The film has a running time of 182 minutes. It was released on 17th October 1956. Around the World in 80 Days was made on a budget of $110 million and at the box office it grossed only $72 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by United Artists.
English, Spanish, French
Adventure , Comedy , Family , Romance
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