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today in movie history, october 17

1956 – Ground-breaking producer Michael Todd’s larger-than-life film “Around the World in 80 Days” premiered on this day in New York City. Based on Jules Verne’s eponymously titled novel, the best picture winner was shot on over a hundred locations with a who’s who supporting cast including David Niven, Noel Coward, Frank Sinatra, and Buster Keaton.

Over 100 locations were needed to capture the scope of this film...