This months classic film series offering at Roanokes historic Grandin Theatre is the 1956 extravaganza Around the World in 80 Days. This mammoth adaptation of Jules Vernes classic adventure novel won five Academy Awards,NHL Lightning iPhone 5 Cases, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Presented by Friendship Retirement, the movie will screen in the Grandins main auditorium at 10 a.m. Saturday August 10. Admission is free.
The suave David Niven and the great Mexican comic actor Cantinflas star as Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout. Fogg is a London gentleman who one day in 1872 makes a bet with his fellows at the Reform Club that he can travel around the globe in only 80 days. The nearly three hour film follows his adventures in attempting to do so. His dogged pursuit by Inspector Fix (Robert Newton),NHL Kings iPhone 5s Cases, who believes Fogg has robbed the Bank of England, complicates matters.
The movie was produced by showman and technical genius Michael Todd. Its the second film shot in his groundbreaking Todd-AO widescreen process and he spared no expense on this ultra-lavish spectacle released just two years before his tragic death in a plane crash at the age of 48. His gorgeous visuals are populated by a huge star-studded cast that will keep you anxiously looking for who will pop up next.
Shirley MacLaine co-stars as Foggs damsel in distress Princess Aouda. The many cameos include the brilliant and stylish English playwright Noel Coward, John Gielgud,Jeff Dunham iPhone 5s Cases, Gaslights Charles Boyer and Peter Lorre. Youll take particular delight in the Marlene Dietrich owned Barbary Coast bar which also boasts George Raft as bouncer, Red Skelton as a drunk and Frank Sinatra at the piano. Also look for classic comics Buster Keaton and Joe E. Brown as a train conductor and a station master.
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