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Stowaway in the Sky (1960)

Le voyage en ballon (original title)
A young boy sneaks onto his grandfather's hot air balloon and together they travel over France.

Director:

Albert Lamorisse
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
André Gille André Gille ... Le grand-père
Maurice Baquet Maurice Baquet ... L'aide
Pascal Lamorisse ... Pascal - le petit-fils
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bayard Charles Bayard
Jack Lemmon ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
Ole Neumann ... Danish narrator
Louis Saintève Louis Saintève
Paul Villé Paul Villé
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Storyline

A young boy sneaks onto his grandfather's hot air balloon and together they travel over France.

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Genres:

Adventure | Family

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Goofs

As the balloon flies over the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the English narration describes it as being on the Ile Saint-Louis. It is actually on the Ile de la Cite. See more »

Connections

Follows The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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Good intentions are not enough.
25 June 2002 | by JTHOMPSOSee all my reviews

After the huge success of THE RED BALLOON in this country Jack Lemmon bought the US distribution rights of Albert Lamorisse's next film VOYAGE EN BALLON. But instead of releasing a dubbed version here he hired Broadway veteran S. N. Berhman to write a script & re-recorded the film's soundtrack with himself reading this script. Berhman's script takes away all the mystery from Lamorisse's little movie & negates its visual composition. Lemmon's cacophony throughly trashes Jean Prodromides' beautiful score. As a topper Berhman's script has references to adult sexuality (this in a children's movie) which are meant to be sophisticated & amusing but are not. Won't some one please give us the original?


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 September 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Balloon Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

Locronan, Finistère, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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