Five Weeks in a Balloon is a 1962 American adventure film loosely based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne filmed in CinemaScope.It was produced and directed by Irwin Allen; his last feature film in the 1960s before moving to producing several science fiction television series. Although set in Africa, it was filmed in California. Balloonist Don Piccard acted as the film’s technical.
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Overview of Five Weeks in a Balloon, 1962, directed by Irwin Allen, with Red Buttons, Fabian, Barbara Eden, at Turner Classic Movies
The name of the balloon in the story is Jupiter (perhaps the inspiration for the Lost in Space Jupiter 2). Alex Plasschaert was a stuntman and choreographer and appears in this movie as a tumber. Hedley Mattingly (Prime Minister’s Butler) is perhaps best known for his role of Officer Hedley in the television series Daktari.
information about this edition.; sister projects: Wikidata item.; Five Weeks in a Balloon, or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen is an 1863 novel by Jules Verne.. It is the first Verne novel in which he perfected the "ingredients" of his later work, skillfully mixing a plot full of adventure and twists that hold the reader’s interest with passages of technical, geographic.
With Five Weeks in a Balloon, 20th Century-Fox hoped to cash on the success of the studio’s earlier Jules Verne adaptation (1959). The plot is set in motion when 19th-century explorer fergusson (sir cedric Hardwicke) volunteers to head a balloon expedition to claim an otherwise unreachable chunk of African territory for the British Empire.
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A Fu-Go (, fug [heiki], lit."Code Fu [Weapon]"), or fire balloon (, fsen bakudan, lit. "balloon bomb"), was a weapon launched by Japan during world war ii.A hydrogen balloon with a load varying from a 15 kg (33 lb) antipersonnel bomb to one 12-kilogram (26 lb) incendiary bomb and four 5 kg (11 lb) incendiary devices attached, it was designed as a cheap weapon.