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      Five Weeks in a Balloon

      PG 1962 1h 41m Comedy List
      Reviews 35% Audience Score 250+ Ratings In order to claim a region of African land for England, ambitious inventor Samuel Fergusson (Cedric Hardwicke) creates a large balloon with an elaborate space for passengers. Among those joining Fergusson on his extended expedition are his dutiful assistant, Jacques (Fabian), as well as beautiful teacher Susan Gale (Barbara Eden) and hapless reporter Donald O'Shay (Red Buttons). Along the way, the group encounters a shifty slave trader (Peter Lorre) and various other eccentric characters. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Marlene Matouk Tampa Bay Times An exciting adventure story for children but a slow-moving bit of nonsense for adults. Jan 13, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Cheep adventureless adventure. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Audience Member The greatest, fantasticist, amazoinking adventuretacular fun for the whole wholesome family! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Worth seeing if only for Lorre, Buttons, & Eden. Colorful children's flick - or a late night flick. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member 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..... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member a knock off of 'around the world in 80 days' mixed with 'voyage to the bottom of the sea' Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad for an older movie Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In order to claim a region of African land for England, ambitious inventor Samuel Fergusson (Cedric Hardwicke) creates a large balloon with an elaborate space for passengers. Among those joining Fergusson on his extended expedition are his dutiful assistant, Jacques (Fabian), as well as beautiful teacher Susan Gale (Barbara Eden) and hapless reporter Donald O'Shay (Red Buttons). Along the way, the group encounters a shifty slave trader (Peter Lorre) and various other eccentric characters.
      Director
      Irwin Allen
      Producer
      Irwin Allen
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 41m
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