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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

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Release Date: Aug 22, 1962 Wide

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Release Date: Aug 22, 1962 Wide

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With Five Weeks in a Balloon, 20th Century-Fox hoped to cash on the success of the studio's earlier Jules Verne adaptation Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959). The plot is set in motion when 19th-century explorer Fergusson (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) volunteers to head a balloon expedition to claim an otherwise unreachable chunk of African territory for the British Empire. Along for the ride are reporter Donald O'Shay (Red Buttons), absent-minded professor Sir Henry Vining (Richard Haydn),

Mar 14, 2006

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This movie is reminiscent of Voyage to the Bottom of the sea mostly because of the cast and because of the theme and plot. I liked this movie better, it's more exciting, but still it's not a great movie.
November 24, 2010
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Strictly for the Saturday matinee. Artificial and lumbering.
September 4, 2009
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    1. Sir Henry Vining: It's a forest full of trees!
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