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Around the World in 80 Days
David Niven and Cantinflas




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David Niven is perfect as an imperturbable English gentleman who attempts to win a bet by circumnavigating the globe in 80 days. The Jules Verne story, 100 locations, 40 cameo appearances by Hollywood players, a Victor Young score, and S.J. Perelman among the writers guarantee delightful family fare. The beginning of the film features a prologue by Edward R. Murrow, the esteemed television journalist, and it includes the first film to be based on a Jules Verne novel, Georges Melies's A TRIP TO THE MOON from 1902.

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Overview

David Niven is perfect as an imperturbable English gentleman who attempts to win a bet by circumnavigating the globe in 80 days. The Jules Verne story, 100 locations, 40 cameo appearances by Hollywood players, a Victor Young score, and S.J. Perelman among the writers guarantee delightful family fare. The beginning of the film features a prologue by Edward R. Murrow, the esteemed television journalist, and it includes the first film to be based on a Jules Verne novel, Georges Melies's A TRIP TO THE MOON from 1902.

Awards:
1956 - Academy Awards - Best Film Editing Winner
1956 - Academy Awards - Best Picture Winner
1956 - Academy Awards - Best Adapted Screenplay Winner
1956 - Academy Awards - Best Original Score Winner
1956 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner

Main Cast & Crew

Michael Anderson - Director
David Niven
Cantinflas
Shirley MacLaine
Robert Newton
Charles Boyer
Joe E. Brown
Martine Carol
John Carradine
Charles Coburn
Ronald Colman

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 170
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 888574721770
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2004

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Adventure
High Flying
Based On A Novel

 

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Notes:
American director Orson Welles was considering the possibility of directing the picture but, because of previous engagements, ended up doing a stage production of the story. In 1986 it was made into a TV mini-series. The beginning of the film features a prologue by Edward R. Murrow, the esteemed television journalist. It also includes the first film ever to be based on a Jules Verne novel, Melies's A TRIP TO THE MOON from 1902. Georges Melies was one of the earliest French filmmakers whose films still exist, and his film of the Verne novel was about 3 minutes long. Shot in Todd-AO, and Eastmancolor. Winner of 67 international best picture honors. Although the film won the Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture--Drama, Cantinflas received the Golden Globe for Best Actor--Musical/Comedy.

Reviews:
"[T]he Oscar-winning epic's colors really pop, and the performances remain vivid too." - 05/28/2004 Entertainment Weekly, p.108


"Producer Michael Todd gambled his way to the best-picture Oscar and four more with the star-studded movie of Jules Verne's balloon-less novel." - 05/21/2004 USA Today, p.6E

 

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