#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When this movie is made in 1956, one can circumnavigate the globe in a little less than two days. When Jules Verne wrote the story “Around the World in Eighty Days” in 1872, he predicted that one day man could accomplish the task in eighty hours, but which most considered folly to do in eighty days in current times… that is except for people like Englishman Phileas Fogg, a regimented man who believed all it would take is exacting work, the skills he possesses. He just has to make sure a train’s schedule meets the required sailing schedule which meets the required coach schedule and so on. As such, he takes up what ends up being the highly publicized £20,000 wager from his fellow members at the London Reform Club to do so, losing the bet which would ruin him financially. Along for the ride is Fogg’s new, loyal and devoted valet, the recently arrived Latin immigrant, Passepartout, who possesses unusual skills which could be major assets, but whose all consuming thoughts on the opposite sex could take away his focus from the task at hand. Although Fogg has accounted for certain transportation delays, he may not account for cultural peccadilloes he may encounter along the way which could also cause delays. He is also unaware of the true reason a man name Fix is following them, he who could also derail Fogg’s task permanently. As Fogg and Passepartout proceed on their journey, they get into one misadventure after another. Ultimately, Fogg may find other things in life more important than winning the bet.
Plot: Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.
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Some Sequences Are Enjoyable & Satisfying, But An Uneven Movie Overall
With a project this ambitious, it probably should not be much of a surprise if some of it works very well while other portions are less effective. It’s the kind of grand-scale movie that is so often highly acclaimed in its own day, regardless of what weaknesses it might have. It does have some very satisfying and entertaining sequences, yet overall the quality is uneven.
There’s no question that much of Jules Verne’s story readily lends itself to the screen, and a somewhat less indulgent production might have made for a pretty good movie. A number of the sequences just go on a little too long, neither advancing the story nor providing much in the way of entertainment or thematic content. The story in itself is an interesting one, and the film works best when it stays on track.
It’s fun, of course, just to watch and try to catch all the cameo appearances. A few of them seem to have been forced into the script just to boost the total, but others work well. It’s also enjoyable to see the footage from Méliès’s “Trip to the Moon”, although after that the prologue ends up dragging on a little too long.
There’s more than enough here to make it worth seeing, and it is usually enjoyable – it’s just that it’s too long and sometimes a little too much, and a less lavish approach would probably have made it better.
Cantinflas Saves This Trip Around The World
This is a bit dated by now, but still not a bad film to watch. It seems like more of a travelogue than anything else, at this point. Frankly, at three hours and being a mid-50s film, I thought it might be too slow in too many spots but that was not the case. Only the bullfighting scene went on too long. The rest kept my interest.
David Niven gets top billing but the real star of the show is “Cantinflas,” a Spanish actor who, to my knowledge, only made it big in this movie…..at least in this country. He is very likable and entertaining. The only thing is he is not always easy to understand. I used English subtitles a few times when he spoke.
Niven played his normal stiff-neck Brit role. Thank goodness we don’t see those, “I say, old bean” characters from GB anymore. However, I have always appreciated the British vocabulary, so much more refined than here in North America. Shirley MacLaine was so young I didn’t recognize her. Of course, she made it difficult to spot her playing a brown-skinned Indian princess.
In all, decent entertainment but one that might bore a lot of people today, which is probably why they did a re-make. I haven’t seen the re-make, but I’ll bet it isn’t as good as this movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 47 min (167 min), 2 hr 55 min (175 min) (USA), 2 hr 47 min (167 min) (35 mm), 3 hr 3 min (183 min) (with entr’acte and exit music), 2 hr 15 min (135 min) (25 fps) (video) (UK), 3 hr 2 min (182 min) (TCM print)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Director Michael Anderson, John Farrow
Writer James Poe (screenplay), John Farrow (screenplay), S.J. Perelman (screenplay), Jules Verne (based on a book by)
Actors Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire
Awards Won 5 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Michael Todd Company
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Mag-optical) (35 mm prints) (1956), Mono (optical) (35 mm prints) (re-release prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System), 4-Track Stereo (Perspecta Sound encoding) (35 mm magnetic prints) (1956)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (prologue only), 2.20 : 1, 2.20 : 1 (negative ratio)
Laboratory Technicolor (prints by)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 65 mm
Cinematographic Process Todd-AO (24 fps), Todd-AO (30 fps)
Printed Film Format 70 mm, 8 mm (anamorphic), 34 mm (UK road show prints), 35 mm (24 fps) (anamorphic), 70 mm (30 fps)