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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Action/Adventure - G)
PRODUCER: Michael Todd

ABOUT THE FILM

In this Jules Verne classic lampoon of British Victorian manners, Phileas Fogg (David Niven) bets that he can circle the globe in just 80 days.

DIRECTED BY:

Michael Anderson (received a nomination for Direction).

THE CAST INCLUDES

David Niven
(THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, THE DAWN PATROL, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, RAFFLES, THE BISHOP'S WIFE, THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, 55 DAYS AT PEKING, THE PINK PANTHER, CASINO ROYALE, MURDER BY DEATH, DEATH ON THE NILE, TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER)

Shirley MacLaine (THE MATCHMAKER, ASK ANY GIRL, THE APARTMENT, IRMA LA DOUCE, THE YELLOW ROLLS ROYCE, SWEET CHARITY, THE TURNING POINT, BEING THERE, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, USED PEOPLE)

Cantinflas (ROMEO AND JULIET, PEPE)

Robert Newton (HENRY V, ODD MAN OUT, OLIVER TWIST, TREASURE ISLAND, LES MISERABLES, DESERT RATS)

With over 40 cameos from major stars, including: Charles Boyer, Joe E. Brown, Ronald Colman, Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich, Hermione Gingold, Jose Greco, Cedric Hardwicke, Trevor Howard, Glynis Johns, Beatrice Little, Victor McLaglen, John Mills, Robert Morley, Cesar Romero, Frank Sinatra, and Red Skelton.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

American producer Michael Todd (1907 - 1958), who's known for his Broadway spectacles. His real name was Avrom Goldenborgen.

This famous showman died in a plance crash before he could do another film. He was married to Elizabeth Taylor.

NOTES & TRIVA

James Poe, John Farrow, and S.J. Perelman received Oscars for Screenplay (Adapted). While Lionel Lindon was awarded the Oscar for Color Cinematography. Gene Ruggierro and Paul Weatherwax shared the Oscar for Editing. Victor Young received the Music Scoring (Dramatic or Comedy) Oscar.

This was Michale Todd's (famous Broadway showman) first film. He coined the phrase: "cameo role", since he talked several stars into doing small bit parts.

OTHER NOMINATIONS

Writing (*)
Cinematography (*)
Art Direction (*)
Editing (*)
Music (*)
Direction
Costume Design



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