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Released: 2004-05-18

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Around the World in 80 Days by Warner

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Georges Méliès
NR (Not Rated)

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This Mike Todd production was a star-studded, multi-million dollar extravaganza when first released in 1956. It remains enjoyable family fare, but time has somewhat dulled its shine. Still, it compares favorably to the overly long, TV mini-series starring Pierce Brosnan and Eric Idle.

Elegant David Niven plays the neurotically punctual Phileas Fogg, a British gent who is spurned on by a wager to prove he can travel around the world in 80 days. He is accompanied by his valet, played with persnickety humor by Cantinflas.

Nominated for several Academy Awards, this was written by John Farrow (Mia's dad) and S.J. Perelman, based on Jules Verne's 1873 classic. The fun part is the razzle-dazzle. Todd knew what he was doing with all those exotic locales and over 40 cameo appearances, including Charles Boyer, Ronald Coleman, Marlene Dietrich, Jos&eaacute; Greco, Peter Lorre, Buster Keaton, Frank Sinatra, and Red Skelton. A very young Shirley MacLaine was painted and dyed to play a lively Indian Princess. –Rochelle O'Gorman


  • David Niven
  • Cantinflas
  • Georges Méliès
  • Finlay Currie
  • Robert Morley


  • AC-3
  • Anamorphic
  • Closed-captioned
  • Color
  • Dolby

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