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Around the World in 80 Days

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Original title
Around the World in 80 Days
Running time
167 min.
United States United States
Adventure. Comedy | Family-friendly
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Jules Verne Adaptations
English nobleman Phileas Fogg, a very strict and emotionless man, gets wound up in a bet at his gentlemen's club: He has to prove that it is possible to travel around the whole world in only 80 days. Together with his new butler Passepartout, who expected a different first day at work, he takes off instantly to Paris, where they miss the train to Marseilles. But a travel agent called Thomas Cook offers them his captive balloon, which carries them to Spain instead. Passepartout's skills are necessary in a bullfight in order to get them a ship that should take them back onto their planned route. An ominous Mr. Fix starts crossing their path more and more often, he somehow seems to try to hinder their forthcoming. In the deep jungles of India, the butler's skills are again needed in a case of rescuing beautiful Princess Aouda, who is to be burnt alive at the side of her dead husband. In Hongkong, Passepartout meets drugs in a involuntarily manner and in the United States, the wild, wild west takes its toll. All the time, Mr. Fogg has his usual timetable and meal schedule running at normal pace, so that all the waves have to be broken by Passepartout. And he won't get paid much, because he left the gas running, back in London. When the journey comes to a dramatic returning to England, Mr. Fogg has to cope with the facts that he seems to have lost the bet by some hours, but gained something he never seemed to have: emotion.
1956: 5 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, OST, Editing. 8 Nominations
1956: Golden Globes: Best Movie and Actor (Cantinflas). 3 nominations
1956: National Board of Review: Best Film
1956: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film & Best Screenplay
1956: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1956: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Comedy Screenplay
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Around the World in 80 Days
Michael Anderson