Updated: May 19, 2012
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 liftoff to landing!
Retail Value: $15.