Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 29, 1956

Around the World in 80 Days (Michael Todd). An epidemic of giantism is currently sweeping the movie world. George Stevens' Giant, the latest of the cinemonsters, runs well over three hours.

War and Peace lasts 3½. The Ten Commandments, which Cecil B. DeMille expects to release in the next couple of weeks, tops that by a long quarter-hour. In such company, Producer Michael Todd's mighty slice of Jules Verne's 19th century globaloney, since it is only two hours and 55 minutes long (not counting intermission), seems a relative runt; but what the thing lacks...

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