Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

Five Weeks in a Balloon





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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), … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett, Albert Gail
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 14, 2006


as Fergusson

as Donald O'Shay

as Jacques

as Susan Gale

as Ahmed

as Sir Henry Vining

as Sultan-Auctioneer

as Prime Minister

as Consul

as Sheik Ageiba

as Slave Captain

as Inspector

as The Duchess, `The Du...
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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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Strictly for the Saturday matinee. Artificial and lumbering.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

An entertaining old flick. Some good lines for a laugh. And I was hearing lines I could have swore I have heard in other more recent movies.

Jason Roberts

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