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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Ellen Burton
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Dr. Joseph Farady
James Lanphier ...
Hindu
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Sir Hubert Warrington
Robert W. Gillette ...
Sir Adam Burton
Felippe Birriel ...
Golem
A.J. Valentine ...
Giles
Blanquita Romero ...
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Jackie Ronoro ...
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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)  »

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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 several places the shadow of the boom crane that is used to suspend the "balloon" is visible as it supposedly floats in the air. See more »

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Hindu: Do not try to understand Golem. His tongue was torn out years ago.
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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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