Picture from Around The World In 80 Days
Overall B

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.

Violence C
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: G

Around The World In 80 Days

The most recent home video release of this movie is May 17, 2004. Here are some details…

DVD Features:

  • Commentary by BBC Radio’s Brian Sibley
  • All-new digital transfer and remastered 5.1 soundtrack
  • Introduction by Robert Osborne
  • Documentary “Around the World with Mike Todd”
  • Excerpts from “Playhouse 90’s Around the World in 90 Minutes” commemorating the film’s one-year anniversary
  • Newsreel footage from the 1957 Oscars, and the premieres in Los Angeles and Spain
  • Outtakes
  • Photo gallery
  • Short “A Trip to the Moon” (1902)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • DVD-ROM: Michael Todd’s “Around the World in 80 Days” Almanac
  • Widescreen anamorphic format
  • Number of discs: 2

Related home video titles:

Around the World in 80 Days received the Disney treatment in June of 2004. While Phileas Fogg intends to set a speed record, The Straight Story tells the tale of a man who makes a very slow journey in the hopes of family reconciliation. The lavish musical South Pacific (1958) was also shot in Todd A-O.