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The Best Picture Project – Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Produced by Mike Todd

Directed by Michael Anderson

Screenplay by James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman

Based on the Novel by Jules Verne

Starring David Niven, Mario Moreno aka Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and a whole host of cameos

For a good number of years now my first comment after seeing any movie for the first time is almost always about the length of the film and invariably this turns out to be a complaint that the movie was just too long and could have benefited from a neat little five or ten minute nip-and-tuck. Around my house my wife and kids have gotten so used to hearing me say it that by now my 13 year-old daughter has begun to say the same thing. Continue reading

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