G | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Only nine Todd AO cameras existed at the time of shooting, and all of them were used to make this movie.
Follow that ostrich!
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.
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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