On January 25, 1890, the world waited for a young reporter named Nellie Bly to arrive back home. For 72 days, newpaper readers had been following her progress in one of the most highly publicized journeys of all time. Never before had anyone circled the globe with such speed. Prior to this trip, masquerading as a madwoman, Bly spent 10 terrifying days in the most notorious mental asylum in New YOrk CIty. Her expose shook the city to its foundation. This DVD paints a portrait of the remarkably ambitious woman, who, in an era of Victorian reserve, would become a household name by doing things a woman just wasn't supposed to do.
David Ogden Stiers