Five Weeks in a Balloon Poster

Release Date: 1962

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2006

PG|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Fabian , Cedric Hardwicke, Peter Lorre, Richard Haydn, BarBara Luna, Billy Gilbert

Director: Irwin Allen

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Rivalry, Quest, England, Engaging, Competition, Amusing