Around the world in 80 days (Flack’s Review)

Posted on | May 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

Rating: 4.5

This movie is about the Englishman Phileas Fogg who bets 20,000 pounds he can travel around the world in 80 days. While Phileas Fogg travels around the world with his servant Passepatout they rescue the princess Aouda. But after being attacked by Indians, encountering a broken  railroad, and meeting an evil detective it is uncertain if they will make it around the world in 80 days!

around-the-world-in-80-daysMy favorite part is when Phileas Fogg and Passepatout get attacked by Indians in New York because I like the action, suspense, and music during this scene.

My favorite character is Passapatout.  He is funny  in the circus when he holds the clowns who are balancing but lets go and they all fall down.

I rate it PG for  a scene of  violence, romance and some adult themes.

The MPAA rating is G.

Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048960/
Director: Michael Anderson
Writers: James Poe (screenplay) &
John Farrow (screenplay)
Release Date: 1958 (USA)
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Romance

1957 Oscar
Best Cinematography, Color
Lionel Lindon

Best Film Editing
Gene Ruggiero
Paul Weatherwax

Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
Victor Young

Best Picture
Michael Todd

Best Writing, Best Screenplay – Adapted
James Poe
John Farrow
S.J. Perelman
David Niven    …     Phileas Fogg
Cantinflas    …     Passepartout
Shirley MacLaine    …     Princess Aouda
Robert Newton    …     Mr. Fix
Finlay Currie    …     Andrew Stuart
Robert Morley    …     Gauthier Ralph
Ronald Squire    …     Reform Club Member
Basil Sydney    …     Reform Club Member
Noel Coward    …     Hesketh-Baggott
John Gielgud    …     Foster (as Sir John Gielgud)
Trevor Howard    …     Denis Fallentin
Harcourt Williams    …     Hinshaw
Martine Carol    …     Tourist
Fernandel    …     French Coachman
Charles Boyer    …     Monsieur Gasse
Evelyn Keyes    …     The Flirt
Jose Greco and Troupe    …     Flamenco Dancers
Luis Miguel Dominguín    …     Bullfighter (as Luis Dominguin)
Gilbert Roland    …     Achmed Abdullah
Cesar Romero    …     Achmed Abdullah’s Henchman
Alan Mowbray    …     Consul
Cedric Hardwicke    …     Sir Francis Cromarty (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Melville Cooper    …     Mr. Talley
Reginald Denny    …     Police Chief
Ronald Colman    …     Railway Official
Robert Cabal    …     Elephant Driver-Guide

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2 Responses to “Around the world in 80 days (Flack’s Review)”

  1. Mimi
    May 25th, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Thank you for reminding me of this movie. I don’t think I ever saw it – now I will. Good

  2. GG
    May 28th, 2010 @ 4:54 am

    I love this website because Flick and Flack review movies that I saw many years ago, like Around the World in Eighty Days. I should watch it again because I don’t remember all the details. It is nice to know that a movie that is 53 years old is still entertaining even tho’ the special effects aren’t state of the art.

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