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Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

In 1862, the British commission inventor Fergusson to claim uncharted land in West Africa for Britain by flying his giant hot air balloon there.

Director:

Irwin Allen

Writers:

Jules Verne (novel), Charles Bennett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Red Buttons ... Donald O'Shay
Fabian ... Jacques
Barbara Eden ... Susan Gale
Cedric Hardwicke ... Fergusson
Peter Lorre ... Ahmed
Richard Haydn ... Sir Henry Vining
BarBara Luna ... Makia (as Barbara Luna)
Billy Gilbert ... Sultan / Auctioneer
Herbert Marshall ... The Prime Minister
Reginald Owen ... Consul
Henry Daniell ... Sheik Ageiba
Mike Mazurki ... Slave Captain
Alan Caillou ... Inspector
Ben Astar ... Myanga
Raymond Bailey ... Randolph
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

west africa | zanzibar | See All (2) »

Taglines:

DISCOVER...! The slave market of Zanzibar! The forbidden city of Timbuktu! The treacherous Simoon of the Sahara! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinco semanas en globo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,340,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,200,000, 31 December 1962
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Irwin Allen Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Jacques has a 1950's style pompadour. See more »

Quotes

[the balloon is about to land in the middle of the jungle]
Sir Henry Vining: It's a forest full of trees!
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Soundtracks

Five Weeks In A Balloon
Written by Urban Thielmann (uncredited) and Jodi Desmond
Sung by The Brothers Four
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Adventurous Jules Verne Movie
10 May 2002 | by camibear7See all my reviews

Barbara Eden is as beautiful as ever in this movie that reminded me a bit of Around the World in 80 Days. Mainly because of the group of people riding high over the country in a hot air balloon. They have many adventures as they land in different spots. Some are exciting some are hair raising. The whole movie is fun. Can't miss with this movie.


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