Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
26 January 2007 | bkoganbing
9 | "It Might Have Been In County Down, Or In New York, In Gay Paree, Or Even London Town"
Except for the horrible miscasting of Shirley MacLaine as a Hindu princess, Around the World in 80 Days comes close to ...
Mike Todd was concerned about the differences in skin color between the various Native Americans hired for the film. He ordered a liquid dye that made them all look uniform.
Follow that ostrich!
On her way to Hong Kong, the S.S. Rangoon passes the Royal Palace at Bangkok (Siam/Thailand). However, that would've been impossible. Even in 1872, the Chao Phraya River was much too shallow for ocean-going vessels of S.S. Rangoon's size at that spot. Bangkok's port is situated some 15 kilometers downstream near the river's estuary, where the water is deep enough. Also, the S.S. Rangoon is going the wrong way, passing the palace from left to right, suggesting she comes from upriver and sails towards the estuary, which doesn't make sense either..
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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