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Still shot from the movie: Around The World In 80 Days.

Around The World In 80 Days

In 1872, Phileas Fogg's (David Niven) pronouncement that he could go Around the World in 80 Days seemed like a preposterous boast. But when some old boys at the Reform Club suggest wagering a tidy sum against his swaggering assertion, the proud gentleman determines to prove his claim. With only ten minutes of preparation, a satchel of British currency and his newly hired manservant Passepartout (Cantinflas), the very proper English man sets off to transverse the globe. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 167
Theater Release: 17 Oct 1956
Video Release: 17 May 2004
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The film captures an attitude of British supremacy (sometimes with some sarcasm), which was likely prevalent in 1872. Is it likely pound notes would be accepted or viewed as valuable in the various countries Fogg travels through?

What is immortality? Michael Todd contributed to the film industry with the Todd A-O technology, and the various Cameo performers who can be spotted here were well known at the time this movie was made. Still, how many of these people are you familiar with today? If you were to leave a legacy, what things would you like to be remembered for?

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