Around the World in Eighty Days Overview:

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) was a Adventure - Comedy Film directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Kevin McClory, William Cameron Menzies and Michael Todd.

The film was based on the novel Around the World in 80 Days written by Jules Verne published in 1873.

Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorMichael AndersonNominated
Best PictureMichael Todd, ProducerWon
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Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

By Beatrice on May 7, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Around the World in Eighty Days Directed by Michael Anderson Written by James Poe, John Farrow, and S.J. Perelman from the novel by Jules Verne 1956/USA Michael Todd Company Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Beautiful location shots, a cast of thousands and three hours?add up to?a whole lot of nothin... Read full article


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Victor Young's fabulous Oscar winning music score was recorded in July, 1956 at the former Charlie Chaplin Studio on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood. At the time, Charles Chaplin had sold it to an independent outfit that had renamed it Kling Studios. Michael Todd was leasing space there during production. A sound stage normally used for filming was specially converted into a music scoring stage. Six Neumann U-47 condenser microphones were placed over the orchestra which were all fed to a 35mm magnetic six-track recorder. The entire set up was only used once for this film and was later torn down and the stage reverted back to filming.
The film played for three consecutive years at the Rivoli Theatre in New York, from 1956 to 1959, in Todd AO. In 1959, it was sent out on general release in regular widescreen format.
Michael Todd never had anyone else other than David Niven in mind for the role of Phileas Fogg.
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