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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The cameo role of the manservant that Phileas Fogg discharges at the beginning of the film was originally offered to Laurence Olivier, who turned it down. It was played in the film by John Gielgud.
There is no gas balloon in the original novel. Nevertheless this mode of transportation has endured as an iconic image of the film.
Noel Coward was the first star in England to sign for the project.
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