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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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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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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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 September 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Stowaway in the Sky See more »

Filming Locations:

Locronan, Finistère, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films Montsouris,Filmsonor See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Sequel to THE RED BALLOON
8 August 2000 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

First, I am happy to see that this film has been re-released to video and perhaps a DVD is to follow. As a follow up to THE RED BALLOON I like the French title VOYAGE EN BALLON better than STOWAWAY IN THE SKY. This is a gentle film that floats you across the French countrysides and town church steeples. One of the six classic Albert Lamorisse films for children this was his first full length feature and sequel to THE RED BALLON. Once again starring Lamorisse's son Pascal in the lead role, this time stowing away in a 60-foot tall orange balloon his grandfather made. The two journey across France in an adventure that is brilliantly and colorfully photographed. The only disappointment is that the balloon should have been red (a reincarnation of the balloon from the first film), but perhaps orange was a better choice against the French backdrop. If you loved THE RED BALLOON, this is a must for you.


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