Five Weeks in a Balloon ()

directed by Irwin Allen
featuring Red Buttons, Fabian, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardwicke, Peter Lorre, Herbert Marshall

Show Synopsis

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), Vining's assistant Jacques ...

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Oct 8, 2009

Very entertaining

A true classic in every way. Very entertaining and enjoyable.


Jun 10, 2009

Delightful family fun!

Our family watched this one and totally enjoyed this whimsical adventure. Follows in the Jules Verne tradition of "Around the World in 80 Days". Lots of fun!

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