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Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961)

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A professor is hired to navigate across Africa in a hot-air balloon to rescue a lost explorer, but a mysterious local villain named "Hindu" commandeers the balloon for his own nefarious purposes.

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Credited cast:
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Ellen Burton
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Dr. Joseph Farady
James Lanphier ...
Hindu
Douglas Kennedy ...
Sir Hubert Warrington
Robert W. Gillette ...
Sir Adam Burton
Felippe Birriel ...
Golem
A.J. Valentine ...
Giles
Blanquita Romero ...
The Malkia
Jackie Ronoro ...
Native dancer
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Marcella Wright ...
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A professor is hired to navigate across Africa in a hot-air balloon to rescue a lost explorer, but a mysterious local villain named "Hindu" commandeers the balloon for his own nefarious purposes.

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Don't see this picture unless you take the special motion sickness pill provided free at this theater!

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28 December 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il tesoro segreto di Cleopatra  »

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An advertising gimmick used for this film was the giveaway of "motion sickness pills" to ticket buyers. The critics had a field day with it. See more »

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In the castle - notably in the scene with the gorillas - a switch-box and electrical conduit are clearly visible on the wall. The story takes place in 1878, long before such electrical equipment would have been installed. See more »

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Hindu: Don't be misled. There could be a thousand cannibals beneath those fronds and you wouldn't see one. It was among these very trees that the unfortunate Frenchman Maison was murdered in 1845.
[picks up a piece of cheese]
Hindu: He was captured by the cannibals of the region and tied to the foot of a giant cocoa palm.
[begins cutting the cheese]
Hindu: Then the savage chief cut him slowly, limb from limb, and then literally tore the half-severed head from the body. Maison was only 26. Cheese?
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"Took place in medieval times..."????
2 June 2004 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

Sorry, but this comment from another reviewer is simply wrong. The movie takes place in the Victorian age. I'm sure that the Middle Eastern settings for some of the adventures led that reviewer to believe that this took place in medieval times.

This is a better movie than you might think. It was intended for Saturday matinees and is basically an excuse for adventures on the African continent. Most kids who saw it at the time of its initial release loved it.

If you get a chance to watch it, give it a try.

** out of *****


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