Around the World in Eighty Days
Time Out saysMike Todd's inflation of Jules Verne, with Niven as Phileas Fogg and the Mexican comedian Cantinflas as Passepartout, becomes an interminable travelogue interspersed with sketches in which star-spotting affords some relief (there are cameos from hordes of luminaries ranging from Dietrich and Beatrice Lillie to Keaton and Sinatra). Some nice period touches, but the best bit comes courtesy of Méliès, whose 'Trip to the Moon' is used at the beginning.
Cast and crew
Noel Coward, Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, John Gielgud, Hermione Gingold, Trevor Howard, Buster Keaton, Robert Morley, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Beatrice Lillie, Charles Boyer, Robert Newton, David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Lorre