Around the World in 80 Days

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Released 1956

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Director:
Michael Anderson
Released:
1956
Rating:
G
Around the World in 80 Days, based on Jules Verne's classic adventure novel published in 1873, stars Phileas Fogg (David Niven), a wealthy but thrifty British gentleman, who spends his days measuring every aspect of his life with mathematical precision. When Fogg isn't measuring, he is debating various topics at his club. While at the Reform Club one day, Fogg argues with fellow members about a newspaper article that claims that due to the opening of a new stretch of railway in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. Club members bet Fogg the very large sum of ''20,000 that he can't circumnavigate the world in 80 days, and Fogg sets off with his valet, Frenchman Jean Passepartout (Cantinflas), to win the bet. The journey is anything but predictable or simple, the two men travel by hot air balloons, elephants, railways, and ships. Throughout the expedition, Scotland Yard's Mr. Fix (Robert Newton) secretly tracks Fogg, believing he is a bank robber. Fogg and Passepartout eventually make their way back to England, but will they win the bet?moreless

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Love & Romance, Pre-Teens, Historical, Tweens