G | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Tied with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) for the longest title of an Oscar winner for Best Motion Picture until 2004, when The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) won. Winners with the shortest title are Gigi (1958) and Argo (2012).
Listen, you. Get out and stay out. If I ever catch you in here again, I'll cut you up in a thousand pieces.
As Passpartout and Fogg's balloon flies over the mountains, a pigeon flutters by. Pigeons do not fly that high.
The last line of dialogue is "This is the end". The closing credits then begin with the words WHO WAS SEEN IN WHAT SCENE ... AND WHO DID WHAT. The story is then recapped in 6 minutes of simple, minimally animated cartoon images, allowing the names of the many cast members who each appeared in just one scene to be shown in relation to that scene. Some of the crew credits (WHO DID WHAT) are interspersed with the cast credits. The very last thing shown is the film's title.
When Warner Bros. bought the rights to this film from Elizabeth Taylor (to whom United Artists lost control of the film in the 1970s) for its later re-releases, some prints were heavily edited. An uncut print of the 35mm version has been shown on cable TV.
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