Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

USA, 1956
35mm film, 65mm film, 70mm film, Eastman Color, Technicolor, 1.37:1 (prologue); 2.20:1
4-track stereo (35mm prints); mono (35mm re-release prints); 70mm 6-track (70mm prints); 4-Track Perspecta Sound stereo (35mm prints), English, Spanish, French

An American fantasy film directed by Michael Anderson.

Plot Summary

A man bets that he can travel around the world in eighty days.

Plot Summary

Director: Michael Anderson
Michael Todd Productions
Producer: Michael Todd
Associate Producer: William Cameron Menzies
Screenplay: James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman
Based on the novel by: Jules Verne
Director of Photography: Lionel Lindon
Editors: Gene Ruggiero, Howard Epstein; Paul Weatherwax [uncredited]; Don Tomlinson [uncredited]
Music: Victor Young
Sound Recording: T.B. Cotter
Costume Designer: Miles White
Make-up Supervisor: Gus Norin
Key Hair Stylist: Edith Keon
Special Effects: Lee Zavitz
Art Director: James W. Sullivan
Art Director (Britain/France): Ken Adam [uncredited]

David Niven (Phileas Fogg)
Cantinflas (Passepartout)
Robert Newton (Inspector Fix)
Shirley MacLaine (Princess Aouda)
Charles Boyer (M. Gasse, clerk, Thomas Cook, Paris)
Joe E. Brown (station master, Fort Kearney)
Martine Carol (girl in railroad station, Paris)
John Carradine (Col. Proctor, San Francisco politico)
Charles Coburn (clerk, Hong Kong steamship office)
Ronald Colman (official, Great Indian Peninsular Railway)
Melville Cooper (steward, R.M.S. “Mongolia”)
Noël Coward (Roland Hesketh-Baggott, manager of Londo)
Finlay Currie (member of Reform Club)
Reginald Denny (inspector, Bombay Police)
Andy Devine (1st mate, S.S. “Henrietta”)
Marlene Dietrich (owner, Barbary Coast saloon)
Luis Miguel Dominguin (bullfighter, Spain)
Fernandel (coachman, Paris)
John Gielgud (Foster, ex-employee of Fogg)
Hermione Gingold (tart, London)


Film & TV Technician vol.23 no.145 (January 1957) p.7 – note (Rushes)

Jules Verne on Film by Thomas C. Renzi pp.21-25
Kine & TV Year Book 1969 p.109
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.17 – credits