Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) - Rotten Tomatoes

Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)





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Based on a story by Jules Verne and set in the 19th century, this film follows an odd group on their amusing balloon journey to Africa. With the intention to travel into the wilds of western Africa to claim the land for the British, a balloonist is teamed up with a couple of scientists and a reporter, who manage to pick up a couple extra characters in the course of their adventures.

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Red Buttons
as Donald O'Shay
as Jacques
Barbara Eden
as Susan Gale
Richard Haydn
as Sir Henry Vining
Billy Gilbert
as Sultan-Auctioneer
Herbert Marshall
as Prime Minister
Henry Daniell
as Sheik Ageiba
Mike Mazurki
as Slave Captain
Alan Caillou
as Inspector
Chester the Chimp
as The Duchess
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Critic Reviews for Five Weeks in a Balloon

All Critics (1)

An exciting adventure story for children but a slow-moving bit of nonsense for adults.

January 13, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Five Weeks in a Balloon


This movie is reminiscent of Voyage to the Bottom of the sea mostly because of the cast and because of the theme and plot. I liked this movie better, it's more exciting, but still it's not a great movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Strictly for the Saturday matinee. Artificial and lumbering.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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