G | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Although Columbia Pictures originally had an agreement with Mike Todd about finance and distribution, studio head Harry Cohn pulled out of the partnership. Just before Cohn died, he agreed to finance and distribute Cantinflas' only other American film, Pepe (1960), which turned out to be ... ...
Call a bobbie! I've been robbed.
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.
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.
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