G | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Features eight Academy Award winners David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Charles Coburn, Ronald Colman, John Gielgud, Victor McLaglen, John Mills and Frank Sinatra, and six other Academy Award nominees Charles Boyer, Marlene Dietrich, Trevor Howard, Glynis Johns, Robert Morley and Jack Oakie in the acting categories. Noël Coward who was not nominated for acting, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
There's still fifty miles of track to be laid between here and Allabahad.
Phileas Fogg: But the London newspapers announced the opening of this railway throughout.
Railway Official: That must have been The Daily Telegraph. Never would have read that in The Times.
As Phileas Fogg and Passepartout arrive in India aboard the Mongolia, several traditional fishing boats are seen pulling into port. One of those boats is clearly flying the flag of Pakistan, not India.
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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