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Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

PG
101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In 1862, the British commission inventor Fergusson to claim uncharted land in West Africa for Britain by flying his giant hot air balloon there.
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Director
Writers
Jules Verne (novel "Cinq semaines en ballon") | Charles Bennett (screenplay) | Irwin Allen (screenplay) | Albert Gail (screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
Winton C. Hoch (as Winton Hoch)
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Release date
Aug 22, 1962 (United States)

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5.8 / 10 | 1,045 votes