Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
This was the third Best Picture Oscar winner shot in a widescreen format. Wings (1927), the first Best Picture winner in history, contained some widescreen sequences, although in Wings' case, they were conventional images enlarged to a what was described as "... ...
I'll be darned if I understand you city folks. Always rushing, rushing, rushing. Always thinking about the future. No wonder you have stomach trouble.
The scenes set in Yokohama, Japan, were shot in Kamakura, west of Yokohama, and Kyoto, far southwest of Yokohama. The film makes Kamakura's Great Buddha look like it's walking distance from Kyoto's Heian Shrine, but they are in separate regions of Japan.
There are no opening credits. The film begins with 'Edward R. Murrow (I)' narrating a prologue showing the history of flight. Then, the actual story begins with no opening credits whatsoever.
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