Around The World In 80 Days (1956)


(out of 5)

Thoroughly enjoyable adaptation of Jules Verne’s popular adventure novel is highlighted by gorgeous photography and numerous celebrity cameos. British gentleman Phileas Fogg (a delightfully dapper ) makes a bet with a friend that he can traverse the entire globe in exactly eighty days, then proceeds to do so. Along the way he picks up numerous travelling companions, one of them a beautiful Indian girl ( in pancake makeup) whom he saves from her husband’s funeral pyre. This film, produced by Mike Todd not too long before his tragic death, successfully captures the light air of folly featured in Verne’s equally enjoyable novel.

Michael Todd Company

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Screenplay by , , , based on the book by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

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Academy Awards
Best Cinematography (Colour) (Lionel Lindon)
Best Film Editing (Gene Ruggiero, Paul Weatherwax)
Best Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) (Victor Young)
Best Motion Picture (Michael Todd, producer)
Best Writing (Screenplay–Adapted) (James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman)

Best Art Direction (Colour) (art direction: James W. Sullivan, Ken Adam; set decoration: Ross J. Dowd)
Best Costume Design (Colour) (Miles White)
Best Directing (Michael Anderson)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Cantinflas)

Best Director (Michael Anderson)

New York Film Critics Awards
Best Film
Best Screenplay (S.J. Perelman)

National Board Of Review Award
Best Film

Writers Guild Award
Best Written American Comedy

Directors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Motion Pictures (Michael Anderson)




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