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Around the World in Eighty Days

Mike 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.

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Duration: 175 mins

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Director: Michael Anderson
Screenwriter: SJ Perelman, James Poe, John Farrow
Cast: David Niven
Cantinflas
Shirley MacLaine
Robert Newton
Charles Boyer
Noel Coward
Ronald Colman
Marlene Dietrich
John Gielgud
Hermione Gingold
Trevor Howard
Buster Keaton
Robert Morley
Frank Sinatra
Ava Gardner
Beatrice Lillie
Peter Lorre
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