Around the World in Eighty Days

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Release Date: October 17, 1956

On DVD/VOD: May 18, 2004

2h 55m | Action/Adventure, Comedy, Family


In 1872, Englishman Phileas Fogg (David Niven) strikes a deal with a few skeptics: if he circumnavigates the entire world in just 80 days and returns before 8:45 p.m., he receives 20,000 pounds. Along with his servant Passepartout (Cantinflas), Phileas starts his journey in Paris, taking off in a hot air balloon.

Meanwhile, a rumor starts that Phileas has stolen a huge sum of money from the Bank of England, and Police Inspector Fix (Robert Newton) is sent to arrest him. Phileas and Passepartout visit many faraway lands on their journey: Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, San Francisco and India, where they meet Princess Aouda (Shirley MacLaine) and take her along with them for the remainder of their trip.

Director: Michael Anderson
Studio: United Artists
Producer(s): Michael Todd
Cast: David Niven, Cantinflas , Finlay Currie, Robert Morley
Writer(s): James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman

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