G | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Fernandel was initially stunned at being offered such a tiny part.
Col. Proctor Stamp:
Thanks. You're still a foreigner, but you're true blue.
When the train stops after the Native American raid, the train station sign says "Fort Kearney", and the station manager mentions a local train that will run to Omaha. In 1872, the sign should have read "Kearney Junction." Fort Kearny (correct spelling) was shut down in 1871. A postal error added a second "e" to Kearny, Nebraska, and the spelling has been Kearney ever since.
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.
The DVD version of the film adds nearly 12 minutes of previously deleted material. Most prominently, a 4-minute scene with Cantinflas out-riding a group of Sioux on horseback after falling off the train. In previous versions, the scene ended after his falling off. Also, the full intermission, entr'acte, and exit music segments are re-instated.
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