A scene for 5+ characters from the film "Around the World in 80 Days" by James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman from the book by Jules Verne
About this Monologue
- Characters: Phileas Fogg?Gauthier Ralph?Club Member 1?Club Member 2?Club Member 3
- Scene type / Who are: Friends, Having an argument, Persuading somebody
- Type: Comic
- Year: 1956
- Period: 20th Century
- Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Family, Comedy, Adventure
- Props: Poker cards
- Description: Phileas Fogg bets to his Reform Club friends that he can circle the world in 80 days
- Location: 16 minutes into the film
This scene takes place at his gentlemen's club. Phileas Fogg is playing cards with 5 friends of his. After discussing a recent bank robbery with one of the directors of the bank, they start arguing whether it is possible to travel the world in less than 3 months. Phileas Fogg bets he can do it in 80 days....
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CLUB MEMBER 1: "Come on, Ralph, don't be so secretive. You're one of the governors of the bank."
CLUB MEMBER 2: "Yes. Let's have some lurid details."
RALPH: "Nothing to tell. You've read the newspapers."
CLUB MEMBER 3: "They always exaggerate. You mean to say the thief actually got away with $55.000?"
RALPH: "He did, in brand new bank notes."
PHILEAS FOGG: "Large denominations, $500 or $1000 each."
RALPH: "How did you know? We didn't disclose that to the press."
PHILEAS FOGG: "I assumed it. $55000 of small currency would have needed a handcart to transport it. It must have been compact enough to stuff into one's pockets."
RALPH: "You're right. The man's audacity staggers the imagination. Imagine sauntering up to the head cashier's table and pilfering a sum like that from under his nose."
CLUB MEMBER 2: "Serves you right, in a way. Surely you have a better hiding place for your funds than the cashier's nose."
RALPH: "Your persiflage does not amuse. This has been an unexpected blow to us."
PHILEAS FOGG: "Unexpected, Mr. Ralph? Bankers must expect robbery the same way chickens expect hawks. An occupational hazard. My lead, I believe."
CLUB MEMBER 1: "By the way, what was the head cashier doing at the time?"
RALPH: "He was writing a receipt for the three-shilling deposit. Go ahead and jeer. We'll lay the culprit by the heels soon enough. We've notified detectives all over the world...from Liverpool to Cairo. We've issued a description throughout Europe and America. He won't get far.
PHILEAS FOGG: "I wouldn't underestimate him if I were you. You're dealing with a rather exceptional person."