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)
|Best Director||Michael Anderson||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Michael Todd, Producer||Won|
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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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In the original novel, Princess Aouda's Eastern garb is taken off her when she is rescued by Phileas Fogg and Passepartout from the sacrifice. She is then dressed by them in European garb, specifically: a dress, a magnificent Otterskin jacket, and a large cloak. She wears this garb for the rest of the journey around the world and the trip back to England.
Although it wasn't nominated for Best Original Song, the theme tune "Around the World" by Victor Young and Harold Adamson became a huge international hit for Bing Crosby.
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