Directed by Michael Anderson • 1956 • United States
Starring David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley Maclaine
Winner of five Academy Awards, including best picture, Michael Anderson’s grandly entertaining epic brings Jules Verne’s classic novel to colorful, star-studded life. When dapper nineteenth-century Englishman Phileas Fogg (David Niven) makes an incredible wager that he can circle the globe in eighty days, he embarks on a fantastic journey with his valet (Cantinflas), during which he encounters high adventure, romance, unending obstacles, and daring escapes amid breathtaking scenic beauty. Infused with a sense of wide-eyed wonder and pure joy, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is a rollicking ride featuring cameos by more than forty celebrities, including Marlene Dietrich, Buster Keaton, Charles Boyer, Ronald Colman, Frank Sinatra, Peter Lorre, and Noël Coward.