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Let the Balloon Go (1976)

G | | Drama, Family | March 1977 (USA)
While his brother is fighting in WWI, a small independent Australian boy who lives in the countryside with his overbearing mother and pet dog and who must wear a leg brace decides to overcome his handicap no matter what.

Director:

Oliver Howes

Writers:

Cliff Green (additional dialogue), Oliver Howes | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Bettles Robert Bettles ... John Sumner
Janet Kingsbury Janet Kingsbury ... Mrs. Sumner (as Jan Kingsbury)
John Ewart ... PC Baird
Ben Gabriel Ben Gabriel ... Mr. Sumner
Sally Whiteman Sally Whiteman ... Mamie
Mathew Wilson Mathew Wilson ... Cecil
Terry McQuillan Terry McQuillan ... Harry
Bruce Spence ... Chief Gifford
Ken Goodlet Ken Goodlet ... Major Fairleigh (as Kenneth Goodlet)
Ray Barrett ... Dr. McLeod
Nigel Lovell Nigel Lovell ... The Parson
Babette Stephens Babette Stephens ... Mrs. Braithwaite
Brian Anderson Brian Anderson ... Scott Griffiths
Phillip Ross Phillip Ross ... Goff Vockler
Charlie Metcalfe Charlie Metcalfe ... Bob Lee
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While his brother is fighting in WWI, a small independent Australian boy who lives in the countryside with his overbearing mother and pet dog and who must wear a leg brace decides to overcome his handicap no matter what.

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A boy's first step towards manhood - like the balloon - he wants to be free!

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna pallon lentää See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Australia See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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One of two Australian movies both debuting in 1976 where the then child actor Robert Bettles played a character with a disease or disability. In Let the Balloon Go (1976) his character has poliomyelitis (aka polio and infantile paralysis) whilst in The Fourth Wish (1976) his character has terminal leukaemia. See more »

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