G | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Shirley MacLaine's third film. She continues to claim she was miscast.
Col. Proctor Stamp:
What kind of foreigner are you? Are you a hoochie-coochie dancer?
In all close-up scenes with the gas balloon the basket ropes are tight from the load ring and down, but from the load ring and up to the balloon they are slack. Had it been a real flying gas balloon, all the ropes and the net above the load ring would have been very tight during flight, since they are carrying the weight of the basket and everything in it. The lifting force, a stage crane, is erroneously placed in the center through the appending gas valve. If the sandbags on the basket actually contained sand, they would not have bounced around so lightly.
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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