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Smowball | 14:32 Sat 10th Jul 2021 | Media & TV
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Just watching the film now - have never seen it before. For its time(1956) what an incredible film! The costumes, the music, the settings……… utterly enchanting x

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Is that the one with Dave Niven?
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Yes piggy x
There is a very interesting character in that film - the chap who plays Passepartout.
Cantinflas was a Mexican comedian and actor, hugely famous in Mexico and Spanish speaking countries. Nice to see him in such a widely popular film
It won the Best Movie Oscar in 1960.
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I never knew that Barry & Mozz
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I still was stunned at the sheer scale of the film! All the characters, sets of different countries etc……… costumes….. Rey few films have me gripped like that. Put a lot of modern films to shame tbh
my Dad grumbled that "Indian" Shirley MacLaine had blue eyes but apart from that he liked it.

They remade it with Steve Coogan not long ago - it wasn't bad.
yeah stunning film from the era when cinema was in a pitched battle with the up and coming TV, huge budgets magnificent scenery and costumes, a delight to watch. Loved picking out Noel Coward and Sir John Gielgud etc thoroughly enjoyable.
jno: "hey remade it with Steve Coogan not long ago - it wasn't bad. " - yeah Arnie was in that one too, ok but not a patch on the Niven one.
it was filmed in Todd AO, a widescreen process invented by the director, Mike Todd. He was famous for being the only husband Elizabeth Taylor didn't divorce (because he died in a plane crash).
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I never knew they remade it?
it was actually first made in 1919:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010622/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_9
there was supposed to be a pre WW1 version as well though I can't find anything about it. No doubt one of the 90% of all silent films that have vanished.

https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/films/collections/films-by-genre/children-and-family/childrens-books-on-screen-best-adventure-films
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More and more fascinating!!
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Can you imagine what it must have been like to see it in the cinema in 1956?
I did and it was terrific, barry

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