Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Based on the book by Jules Verne, this won five Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1956. And is way even better than that stupid version with Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan. From goddamn Disney that is totally bullshit!! 😡

Starring David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton, the movie is all about travel. And shows the ultimate trip, as 4 people travel the entire globe, in 80 days. By taking a hot air balloon, a train, sailboat, and more, they travel whatever transport takes them, as long they don’t get into traffic. Even among trouble they don’t want to get into. Surely 80 days is a long time, but they only have time management to do that stuff.

Finally after they returned, they actually did it.

In this are cameos. Frank Sinatra as a pianist, Buster Keaton as a train conductor, and John Carradine as a colonel who happened to be David Carradine’s dad. Years before he died in 1988, as David went onto movies. Such as Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” before his death in 2009.

Shirley MacLaine in this movie was great. Better than playing that nun in “Two Mules for Sister Sara” with Clint Eastwood. However, I was surprised to see her again as Endora in the 2005 movie of “Bewitched” with Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman.

And for thanking this masterpiece, based on that novel by Jules Verne, 9/10 stars is what I give this.

 

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