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


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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


Phileas Fogg is an English nobleman who, while playing cards with his friends at a gentlemen's club, bets them 5000 pounds that he will be able to travel around the world in 80 days.

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."


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