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<i>Around the World in 80 Days.</i> 1956. USA. Directed by Michael Anderson
  • Around the World in 80 Days

    1956. USA. Michael Anderson. 167 min.

Sunday, April 18, 2010, 2:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Around the World in 80 Days

    1956. USA. Directed by Michael Anderson. Produced by Michael Todd. Music by Victor Young. With David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton, Buster Keaton. Todd’s super-production is easy to criticize now, but in its day, this adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel seemed to restore to the movies a grandiosity and confidence that had appeared to be endangered by the advent of television. It can also be said to have led the way for Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, and even recent blockbusters like Titanic and Avatar. As the resolute hero Phileas Fogg, Niven is perfection itself. 167 min.

In the Film exhibition David Niven: A Centenary Tribute

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