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Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Romance  |  22 August 1962 (USA)
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Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Donald O'Shay
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Jacques
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Susan Gale
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Fergusson
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Ahmed
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Sir Henry Vining
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Makia (as Barbara Luna)
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Sultan / Auctioneer
Herbert Marshall ...
The Prime Minister
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Consul
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Sheik Ageiba
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Slave Captain
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Inspector
Ben Astar ...
Myanga
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Randolph
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Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth. Written by Dennis Kytasaari <djk@xnet.com>

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TAKE OFF...! For the Gold Coast shores of the Volta! Across 4000 miles of uncharted wilds! On the most incredible air safari of modern time! See more »


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Rated PG for mild violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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22 August 1962 (USA)  »

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Cinco semanas en globo  »

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Trivia

When Jules Verne wrote his novel first published his novel in 1863, he drew on two topics that were trending at the time - an interest in the dark secrets of Africa and the then current vogue for hot air ballooning. He would revisit these two topics to some degree nine years later in "Around the World in 80 Days". See more »

Goofs

When Susan tries to pull O'Shay out of the water, a modern brassier is visible through her wet shirt. See more »

Quotes

Susan Gale: Trafficking in human lives is everybody's concern. Either you are for it or against it.
Ahmed: [timidly] I am for it.
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Connections

Version of Cinci saptamîni în balon (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Five Weeks In A Balloon
Written by Urban Thielmann (uncredited) and Jodi Desmond
Sung by The Brothers Four
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Classic Tongue-in-Cheek Adventure
28 December 2007 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is right in line with some of the better soft science adventures from the 50s and 60s that hark back to 19th or early 20th centuries; Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in 80 Days; and touches on the humor and silliness at times of Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies and The Daring Young Men in their Flyings Machines or even How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes and The Great Race. Trying to take full advantage of CinemaScope and the new technologies in Deluxe color, the filmmakers concocted a fun and funny adventure that looks big and beautiful. Not for everyone, I suppose, at times dry and at other times over-silly and contrived, but always fun, and with the added bonus or a memorable theme song performed by The Brothers Four.


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