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Presenting the Transcription Feature: Around the World in 80 Days

Tonight, we return to Orson Welles’ “The Mercury Theatre on the Air.” In this adaptation of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days,” Welles plays British gentleman adventurer Phileas Fogg, who has wagered his personal fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just that time. Filled with fantastic music by Bernard Herrmann, top-notch sound effects, and a great supporting cast, Welles does the tale proud.


The Mercury Theatre on the Air October 23, 1938 "Around the World in 80 Days” 3:28


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