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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 film features the longest closing credits sequence up to that time and for many years afterward - six minutes and twenty-one seconds. All of the film's credits are shown only at the end, and the very last credit to be shown is the film's title.
Shirley MacLaine to this day contends that she was miscast in this, her third film.
According to Farley Granger in his autobiography "Include Me Out," Mike Todd, while shooting on location in Venice, filmed him as a gondolier on the Grand Canal, a cameo that was never used in the film.
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