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Encyclopedia > Around the World in Eighty Days (1956 movie)

Around the World in Eighty Days is a 1956 movie based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne.


It is a big budget Hollywood fun movie with a huge cast, with David Niven and Cantinflas in the lead roles of Fogg and Passepartout. Many famous performers play bit parts, and part of the pleasure in this movie is playing "spot the star".


The movie was nominated for eight Oscars, of which it was awarded five:

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Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) - Movie Reviews at TopTenReviews.com (1233 words)
I love movies based on bets: Around the World in 80 Days is a three-hour adventure, packed with celebrity cameos (hundreds of 'em, literally), and bearing a remarkably descriptive title.
Around the World in 80 Days, based on Jules Verne's 1870 novel, opens with an extended documentary-style sequence on the prescience of the Ur science-fiction writer: He accurately foresaw the advent of rocketry, air travel, and many other technologies...more of this review at The Flick Filosopher's take
It was the era of Cinerama, CinemaScope, "The Robe," "The Ten Commandments," "Ben-Hur," and from 1956 "Around the World in Eighty Days.
THE JULES VERNE TROPHY AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS BY PHILEAS FOGG (2302 words)
THE JULES VERNE TROPHY AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS BY PHILEAS FOGG
Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours) is a classic adventure novel by Jules Verne, first published in 1872.
Later that day in the Reform Club, he gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph, stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days.
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