Updated: January 06, 2022
FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON ON DVD
Based On The Novel By Jules Verne:
From Irwin Allen, the master of fantasy adventures, comes this upbeat comedy based on Jules Verne's
wildly popular novel. A crew of unlikely associates, including a 19th-century explorer
(Sir Cedric Hardwicke), his assistant (Fabian), a troublesome reporter (Red Buttons), an absent-minded
professor (Richard Haydin), and a liberal schoolteacher (Barbara Eden), undertake a balloon expedition
in uncharted African territory. Hoping to plant a flag for the British Empire, this mismatched group
must weather storms, hostile slave traders, sneezing sultans and, worst of all, each other! With its
all-star cast, madcap romance and breathtaking landscapes Five Weeks In A Balloon is hilarious family
fun from lift-off to landing!
Retail Value: $15.